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Tottenham fans on Twitter left shocked as Fernando Llorente looks set to stay

Tottenham fans on Twitter left shocked as Fernando Llorente looks set to stay

Tottenham fans have been left shocked today, as news has broken they Fernando Llorente has been taken off the market by Mauricio Pochettino as the club waits to find out how severe Harry Kane’s ankle injury is. The Spaniard, who’s being paid roughly £100,000, was set to leave the club this month, but now is set to stay, according to The Standard.

Llorente signed for the club back in summer 2017 from Swansea, and whilst he’s managed to do better than Vincent Janssen did in his debut season, the target-man has still struggled to shine in North London, with Mauricio Pochettino often using Heung-Min Son ahead of him when Kane is absent. This time, though, the 33-year-old looks set to feature as both Kane and Son are out.

The Spurs fans who have received this news have been shocked by both the fact that Pochettino has uncharacteristically done a U-turn on the future of a player and the fact that Llorente is on a staggering £100,000 per week in the first place. When he signed from Swansea, the striker was always going to be a short-term option used to as they look to bring in a second choice striker, however, to do so on those wages is absolutely ridiculous.

You can read the Lilywhites’ verdict on the Llorente news here:

The Lilywhites won’t mind seeing Llorente fill in short term, but will be far from happy if he’s relied upon for too long.

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