Report: Llorente has blanked Tottenham's contract offer

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur during the 2019 International Champions Cup match between Tottenham Hotspur and FC Internazionale at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on August...

Tottenham Hotspur are now unlikely to re-sign Fernando Llorente.

Fernando Llorente of Tottenham Hotspur during the   Training Tottenham Hotspurs at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on May 31, 2019 in Madrid Spain

According to the London Evening Standard, Tottenham Hotspur have offered a new deal to Fernando Llorente – but they haven't even heard back from him.

Spurs snapped up Llorente from Swansea City in 2017, and were hoping that the Spanish target man would be the ideal foil for Harry Kane having impressed in his first Premier League season.

Unfortunately, Llorente has never really excelled with Spurs, and recorded just 13 goals in 66 outings for the club – though one goal was more important than any other, scoring against Manchester City to send Spurs into the last four of the Champions League.

 

The Spaniard's £100,000-a-week contract ended on June 30th, meaning he has been a free agent for more than a month now, and is still on the lookout for a new club.

It's now believed that Spurs have actually made him a new contract on reduced terms, but the striker and his agents have seemingly blanked the offer, as Tottenham haven't even heard back from him.

Mauricio Pochettino is now unlikely to sign Llorente regardless, as he's been impressed with teenager Troy Parrott, and may use him as backup to Kane this season.

Tottenham Hotspur's French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (L) and Tottenham Hotspur's Spanish striker Fernando Llorente share a joke during a team training session at Tottenham Hotspur's Enfield...

A move to Italy now seems likely for Llorente, who at 34 is ultimately winding down his career, and may only be considered as a depth target man wherever he goes.

Spurs would have liked Llorente to provide cover for Kane for another year, but that won't be happening, and it remains to be seen whether Parrott can make the step up.

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur during the 2019 International Champions Cup match between Tottenham Hotspur and FC Internazionale at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on August...

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