Tottenham set to renew interest in Atletico ace

Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp could make a fresh move for Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente, according to Mirror Football.

Spurs were originally linked with the Spanish international in January but a bid failed to materialise. Now Harry Redknapp could make the 26-year old his main transfer target.

At 6ft 5in, Redknapp believes the target man would be excellently suited to the Premier League as he searches for a prolific striker. However, Llorente would cost upwards of £20 million and Spurs would have to sell players to fund any move.

Redknapp is rumoured to be keen to offload any of his current striker force. Robbie Keane spent the second half of last season on loan at West Ham and would cost around £6 million. England duo Peter Crouch and Jermaine Defoe, signed by Redknapp from former club Portsmouth, would command more money whilst Roman Pavlyuchenko would also be allowed to leave for the right price.

Wilson Palacios, Jermaine Jenas and David Bentley could also be on their way out of the club and would provide much-needed transfer funds.

Llorente has scored 7 times in 13 appearances for Spain and was part of last year’s winning World Cup squad. He made his debut for the Bilbao senior side in 2004 and has since gone on to make 240 appearances, scoring 83 goals on the way.

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