When Fernando Llorente signed for Tottenham it never looked like being a match made in heaven, yet here we are. The Spanish ace has been one of the main men in the Lilywhites’ run to the Champions League final, and as The Sun claims he’ll leave the club for free this summer there have been some desperately gutted Tottenham fans around.
— Hotspur Related (@HotspurRelated) May 11, 2019
Llorente is not the most prolific player in the world, nor is he as good as the man he deputises for, Harry Kane. But in Kane’s absence, the big Spaniard has been everything that the North London club have needed. His ability to play up front and bring others into the game with his hold up play has been crucial for the Lilywhites, and he’s been a real game-changer this season.
This season, the ex-Juventus and Swansea City man has bagged himself eight goals and five assists in his 33 games, with most of them coming from the bench. That is one hell of a return for someone who is often given the dying minutes of games to make an impact, and he’s had a real say in all of the Lilywhites’ last three Champions League ties against Borussia Dortmund, Manchester City and Ajax, so his departure will be incredibly tough to take.
You can read the Lilywhites’ thoughts on the Llorente exit rumours here:
Farewell, tree. Will leave behind some great memories
— Marcus (@DeIecopter) 11 May 2019
He has proved alot of people wrong including me good luck to him wearever he goes his a great pro and player
— james w hart (@thegoat78) May 11, 2019
The Spanish Peter Crouch. Did massive things for us in the CL.
— JD23 (@j_coffta) May 11, 2019
He was a beast in that second half in Amsterdam. If he goes then I will remember him for that performance
— Scott (@Babbles4601) May 11, 2019
I’m not ready for this…
— Fi H (@fionah03) May 11, 2019
I will be gutted when he goes, I think he genuinely deserves another season, he has been so important for us.
— Rizzla (@loopyrizla) May 11, 2019
Wow. If this is true I’ll genuinely be upset. The amount this guy has done for this club in recent years is mad. Gets way to much hate imo. Love u my lamppost @llorentefer19
— Calum (@CMCoys) 11 May 2019
He’s proven himself to us fans and he’s given what he needed when it was needed most. Even when he could have just sat and taken his check. He stepped up and we will forever be grateful for him
— The Ricky Collins (@RickySpurs101) May 12, 2019
— Danny Glover (@Glovies007) May 12, 2019
A lot of Tottenham fans are going to be really emotional when Llorente eventually leaves, and who can blame them given his heroics for them this season.
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