Is Fernando Llorente's move to Tottenham Hotspur becoming less likely?

Troy Parrott of Tottenham Hotspur in action during the UEFA Youth League match between FC Internazionale and Tottenham Hotspur on September 18, 2018 in Sesto San Giovanni, Italy.

Tottenham Hotspur striker Fernando Llorente has reportedly been offered a contract to return to Mauricio Pochettino's side.

Alex Babos of Derby County (L) breaks away from Troy Parrott of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League 2 match between Tottenham Hotspur and Derby County at The Lamex Stadium on April...

Troy Parrott’s brilliant performances for Tottenham Hotspur may be making Fernando Llorente’s potential return less likely.

According to the London Evening Standard, Tottenham have offered Llorente a new contract, after his £100,000-a-week deal at White Hart Lane expired at the end of last season.

Llorente’s departure has offered Parrott a chance to impress in Tottenham’s first-team, and even at the age of 17, he is showing some very exciting signs.

 

The young Irish striker has started in both of Tottenham’s pre-season friendlies against Juventus and Manchester United and he has caught the eye.

Parrott was arguably Tottenham’s best player in the first half of their match against United yesterday, and Pochettino must be considering him as a first-team player now.

Fernando Llorente of Tottenham Hotspur looks dejected following the UEFA Champions League Final between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on June 01, 2019 in...

If Parrott continues to play to such a high standard, Tottenham could well feel that he is ready to be promoted to their senior squad.

Pochettino has never wanted to block the progress of a youngster, if they are ready, so bringing in Llorente on a short-term contract may now be becoming less likely.

Fernando Llorente of Tottenham Hotspur during a training session on February 20, 2019 in Enfield, England.

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