Tottenham make late deal for Swansea’s Fernando Llorente


Tottenham have capped off their transfer window with the late addition of Swansea City striker Fernando Llorente, as revealed through their official website.

Fernando Llorente, a former Spain international and Serie A winner with Juventus, joins Spurs on a two-year contract.

“I’m very happy to join Tottenham, an amazing club, and I can only say I come here to help Tottenham try to win titles,” said Llorente.

Despite making 24 appearances for Spain, Fernando Llorente has never been used as anything more than a back-up player for the likes of Fernando Torres and David Villa. Just seven of his Spain caps have come from the starting line-up, five of which were friendlies and none of which were at major tournaments, yet he has seven goals for his country to go with a World Cup and Euro 2012 winners medal.

He is a youth product of Athletic Bilbao, the club where he would go on to score 111 goals in 327 appearances before a trophy-laden spell with Juventus.

His subsequent return to Spain yielded a UEFA Europa League trophy in 2016 before a move to Premier League outfit Swansea City.

Fernando Llorente was pivotal to Swansea’s Premier League survival, netting 15 times from 33 league appearances as the Welsh outfit narrowly missed out on their first relegation since 2001.

The Spaniard will likely play a back-up role to star striker Harry Kane, while Vincent Janssen looks set for another peripheral season at Spurs.


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