Spurs lining up move for Spanish striking powerhouse

Tottenham are planning a summer move for Spanish forward Fernando Llorente, who looks set to leave Juventus, according to Sport Mediaset.

Llorente has scored five goals in 24 Serie A appearances for Juventus this season but is behind Alvaro Morata and Carlos Tevez in the pecking order. The Italian club want to sign in-demand Palermo forward Paulo Dybala in a move that would spell the end for the Spaniard.

Tottenham are reportedly ready to pounce and know that they will not have to pay over the odds to sign the 30 year old as the club will want to sell, and any sale will see profit made as Llorente joined Juventus on a free transfer from Athletic Bilbao in 2013.

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A report in the Daily Star last month suggested Spurs were lining up a £16 million bid but it is more than likely that they could pick him up for less than that.

Mauricio Pochettino will want to bring in at least one striker this summer to support club superstar Harry Kane. Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor are out of favour and have both been linked with moves away.

Llorente has scored 25 goals in 77 appearances for Juventus and a move away from the club would offer him the chance to try and recapture the form he showed in Spain which earned him a place in the 2010 World Cup winning squad.


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