According to The Mirror, Tottenham Hotspur striker Fernando Llorente has hinted that he would like to rejoin Juventus ahead of the first leg of the two sides’ Champions League knockout tie in Turin on Tuesday, and the bad timing of the comments are likely to make Spurs fans go crazy.
The Spaniard scored 27 goals in 91 matches for the Serie A giants between 2014 and 2016 before joining Sevilla and then Swansea City, but he has found first-team starts hard to come by with the north London outfit and he was left out of the squad completely for the 1-0 derby win against Arsenal at Wembley on Saturday.
The 32-year-old has only scored two goals in 25 appearances in all competitions, with one of those coming in Europe’s elite club competition, and the club’s supporters have grown frustrated at the lack of impact he has made considering he is supposed to be Harry Kane’s back-up.
According to The Mirror, Llorente said: “Juve is a difficult place to leave. I left the Vinovo training ground crying.
“It’s only when you leave Juventus that you realise what you had. I miss it like crazy and would love to return.”
Mauricio Pochettino’s men will be looking to pick up a positive result in Italy, but it remains to be seen whether Llorente will be included in the squad given he was left out of it against Arsenal, and whether his latest comments could mean he doesn’t make the 18.