Tottenham veteran says he is open to moving to his former club

Fernando Llorente

Fernando Llorente completed a move to Tottenham from Swansea last summer amidst a lot of hope and excitement but since then, he has hardly lived up to his potential.

The player was brought in to provide competition for Harry Kane and also act as a reliable replacement when required but Llorente has failed to tick both boxes so far.

It has been an incredibly frustrating season for the 33-year-old and it has been a while since he has been handed a start.

Out of his 30 appearances for Spurs across competitions this term, Llorente has started just 9 times and has managed to score 5 goals while providing a solitary assist.

At his age, he is certainly not getting any younger and it would make sense for him to exit the club to play regular football for as long as he can.

According to The Mirror, his former club Athletic Bilbao are keen on re-signing him once the summer transfer window commences. Having graduated from the Spanish club’s youth setup, Llorente also went on to serve an 8-year spell with the club.

“I enjoyed many wonderful moments at the club that I will never forget and Athletic will always hold a special place in my heart,” said Llorente.

“If they do make me a proposal to come back, then I would have to think about it and yes, maybe it could happen.”

He exited them in search of greener pastures in 2013 and joined Italian giants Juventus but with a significant lack of game time and a seemingly never-ending period of struggles, it seems like Llorente could be on the course for a homecoming at Bilbao.

As far as Tottenham are concerned, it is important to bring in top-quality players to launch a serious challenge for trophies next season but Llorente’s absence is unlikely to hurt us.