Blaise Bourgeois

Tottenham miss deadline to extend Fernando Llorente’s contract

Fernando Llorente will not be a Tottenham player next season as Spurs will look for a younger striker to provide relief for Harry Kane.

According to the Daily Mail, Tottenham had the option to extend striker Fernando Llorente’s deal by another year, but that deadline passed on Saturday and he’s now set to leave on a free.

The 34-year-old came over from Swansea in summer 2017 for £13.5m and has mainly played back-up to Kane, scoring 13 goals and proving six assists in 65 appearances with the club.

Llorente’s biggest goal for the club came last month in Tottenham’s stunning Champions League comeback against Manchester City, getting the final touch in the 73rd minute of the second last to help send Spurs through in spectacular style.

AC Milan, Roma, Valencia, and Marseille are reportedly all interested in the World Cup winner’s services.