Manchester United are considering a move for former Tottenham Hotspur striker Fernando Llorente, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.
The Spanish striker was released from the north London club following the expiration of his contract last season.
Due to Llorente being a free agent, a deal for the Spaniard can be completed past the transfer deadline set tomorrow for 5pm.
According to the Italian, due to the situation surrounding Llorente, Juventus and Internazionale have been given hope that a deal for Romelu Lukaku can be done.
Links with Llorente follow on from a summer of speculation surrounding Lukaku, with the Belgian being linked with a move to Juventus and Inter. Juventus had a swap deal agreed for the 26-year-old before it collapsed; meanwhile, Inter are said to have had a £54m bid rejected for the striker.
Llorente endured a torrid time in north London after joining from Swansea City in the summer of 2017. The Spaniard made 52 appearances in the two seasons at Spurs, scoring a mere five goals in all competitions.
While Lukaku could still leave the club, Llorente would be a horrible striker for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to sign this summer, as he goes against the former Manchester United star’s style of play
In Manchester United’s 1-0 win away to Spurs, the Norwegian manager opted for a front three of Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard. The ploy worked as the Old Trafford giants peppered Tottenham with constant counter-attacks after allowing Ben Davies and Kieran Trippier to press forward. With Llorente, this would not be possible due to a lack of pace, a deficiency of his highlighted by Football Whispers back in 2017.
Llorente would be a bad signing for Manchester United, and the club could do better if they are to sign a replacement for the potentially outgoing Lukaku.
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