Tottenham supporters have been in high spirits in the Transfer Tavern during the international break after seeing their team comfortably beat Swansea City 3-0 in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup in their last match prior to the fortnight interruption.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men edged past AFC Wimbledon, Newport County, and Rochdale to reach the last eight of the world’s oldest club competition, although they needed replays against the latter two EFL sides to progress. However, they made serene progress in South Wales back on March 17 as a brace from Christian Eriksen alongside Erik Lamela’s second goal of the season sealed a routine victory for the North London outfit, thus setting up a mouth-watering semi-final clash with Manchester United in the last four.
Consequently, there have been many delighted Spurs fans in the Tavern in recent times, several of whom are hoping that this will be the year their side finally end a decade-long wait for some silverware by going on to win the FA Cup.
In the meantime though, there has been much for our resident Tottenham supporters to discuss, not least recent reports linking Vincent Janssen with another loan move to Fenerbahce next season, what with his spell this year decimated by injury.
And while another loan spell away from North London might do the Dutchman some good, there’s only one attacker who should be leaving Spurs this summer, namely Fernando Llorente.
Ultimately, the 33-year-old has had a disastrous time at Tottenham since his move to the club back in the summer, with the Spain international clearly struggling to play second fiddle to Harry Kane, and then often failing to make a telling impact when on the field.
The former Swansea City forward has bagged just one Premier League goal for Pochettino’s side so far this term, and while his tally of five goals in 29 games doesn’t look horrendous on paper, three of those came in their 6-1 thrashing of Rochdale in the FA Cup.
Even in Janssen’s testing debut season at Spurs last time round, one could see that there was potential, and the fans certainly got behind the Netherlands international given that he would always put a shift in upfront – the same cannot so far be said of Llorente.
If Spurs are seeking to move to the next level under Pochettino, competing regularly for major honours both domestically and in Europe, they need their squad players to be reliable and effective when called upon – Llorente simply hasn’t been this season.
As such, while Janssen may well benefit from another spell away from Spurs next season, there’s only one attacker who should be leaving Tottenham this summer, and it’s not the Dutchman.
Tottenham fans… what do you think? Let us know!
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