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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.

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“My dream to coach Tottenham is not easy” – Former Spurs striker speaks out about his dream role

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Mido

Former Tottenham striker Mido has claimed that his dream is to manage Spurs. The Egypt striker wasn’t prolific in front of goal with 11 goals being his best return at the club.

The retired football spent time at Roma, Marseille and Middlesbrough amongst other clubs and was quoted by Kingfut as saying:

“My dream to coach Tottenham is not easy. I am not English but I am trying to do the right steps, having the right education and maybe try to be an assistant somewhere for two or three years.

“I had an offer to become assistant of Aguirre with Egypt but I don’t think it was right for me at the moment.”

The 35-year-old has plenty of managerial experience but it has mostly been with clubs from Egypt. Mido picked up a couple of trophies with Zamalek and even spoke about leaving Tottenham for more football.

Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino

The striker added that he is still picking up his coaching batches as he wants to make it big.

“Education is very important, I am in my last steps for acquiring my coaching badges. If you don’t have the right education as a coach you will not make it to the top level.”

Spurs currently have a great manager in Mauricio Pochettino and we have grown greatly under the Argentine.

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Mido might not be ready for a top job in England, but it will be interesting to see how he would channelise his aggression on the touchline.

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“We know we have to win” – Tottenham star puts pressure on team ahead of PSV clash

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Erik Lamela

Tottenham star Erik Lamela has put pressure on the club to go out and win against PSV Eindhoven on Wednesday.

Spurs lost their opening two games in their Champions League group, just like PSV, and have to beat the Dutch side if they have any chance of making it into the next round.

Barcelona beat us 4-2 while we lost in the last minute against Inter Milan in our group opener.

Lamela has been one of the stars for Spurs this season and was quoted by the Daily Star as saying:

“We know we have to win. Unfortunately we started the Champions League by losing in Milan.

“After, we lost against Barcelona and we will not have too many more chances, so we have to win.”

The Argentine scored in our 1-0 win over West Ham recently and his form will be crucial in getting all three points against the Dutch team.

Spurs need a bit of a miracle to make it into the next round and the next two clashes against PSV will be important.

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Six points from the two games should give us a fighting chance of qualifying for the knockout rounds. Anything less than that, and we might need to defeat Barcelona or Inter Milan in our final group games, which won’t be an easy task.

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31-year-old Tottenham star does not believe Spurs is his final club

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Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris doesn’t believe he will finish his career at the London club. The Frenchman was taking part in a Q+A session with Telefoot (h/t Evening Standard) and was asked if Spurs would be his final club.

The former Lyon keeper said: “I don’t think so.”

The report adds that should Lloris see out his current contract with Spurs, he would have spent a decade at the club.

The keeper helped the France national side to the World Cup in 2018 but claimed there were no offers for him post the victory.

Lionel Messi and Hugo Lloris

Lloris has been one of the best keepers in the world in recent years and claimed his future at the club is dependent on our manager.

“My future is tied to Mauricio’s. That is certain.”

The report adds that Pochettino signed a new contract with Spurs in the summer but has been linked with Manchester United and Real Madrid.

Pochettino is one of the best managers in the world and it comes as no surprise that others are interested in him.

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Lloris, for his part, has done very well at Tottenham and is only 31. The Frenchman seems to be hitting his prime at the club, which is a huge bonus for us. The only thing he has to work on is removing the minor errors in his game, which hasn’t cost us much.

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