Tottenham supporters have been in fine voice in the Transfer Tavern in the last few days after seeing their team get the better of Arsenal in the North London derby on Saturday to move seven points clear of the Gunners in the race for a top four finish in the Premier League.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men went into their clash with Arsene Wenger’s side off the back of a routine 2-0 success over Newport County in a fourth round FA Cup replay in midweek, a result which extended their unbeaten run in all competitions to 12 games. And Spurs made it 13 on Saturday as a Harry Kane header four minutes into the second half was enough to see off the Gunners, thus moving them seven points clear of their bitter rivals in the race to secure Champions League football next season.
Subsequently, there have been many thrilled Tottenham fans in the Tavern in recent times, several of whom are likely to be interested by a recent report from The Daily Mirror, which details some intriguing comments from Spurs striker Fernando Llorente about his love for former club Juventus.
The 32-year-old left the Serie A giants back in 2015 to join Sevilla before a year later making the move to the Premier League with Swansea City, for whom he managed 15 goals in just 35 games to earn a £12.1 million move to Tottenham back in August 2017.
However, the Spain international has unsurprisingly struggled to dislodge Kane from the starting eleven with just eight starts to show for his efforts thus far, and his recent comments regarding his love for Juve, who Spurs face on Tuesday night in the Champions League, may well have plunged his future at the North London outfit into doubt.
He said: ‘Juve is a difficult place to leave. I left the Vinovo training ground crying.
‘It’s also true what David Trezeguet said: “It’s only when you leave Juventus that you realise what you had. I miss it like crazy and would love to return.’
And this admission is likely to intrigue our resident Tottenham fans, who have seen Llorente struggle in Kane’s shadow so far this season, and as such he may well be tempted by a move away from the North London club come the summer.
Landlord’s verdict: Fernando Llorente was never likely to dispose Harry Kane of the striker’s spot in Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham side, but even he would likely be disappointed by a return of just one Premier League start come mid-February.
And the 32-year-old has recently admitted that he would ‘love’ a return to old club Juventus, whom he played for between 2013 and 2015, and of course Spurs face in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 clash on Tuesday night.
And this admission is likely to plunge the £7.2 million-rated (as per Transfermarkt) ace’s future at the North London outfit into doubt, as at the age of 32, Llorente will be well aware that he is entering the twilight of his career, and will likely want more regular football than he is currently getting.
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