Leaving Tottenham Hotspur could be best option for Llorente

Tottenham Hotspur are willing to sell Fernando Llorente when the transfer window reopens in the summer, according to the London Evening Standard.

What’s the word?

The Spaniard has been restricted to a bit-part role at the North London outfit since his arrival from Swansea City last year.

So far this season, Llorente has started just one Premier League game and has come off the bench in a further 13.

Recently, the forward scored a hat-trick to send Spurs into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, but in total, he has nabbed just five in all competitions.

According to the London Evening Standard, Llorente will be available for transfer this summer.

What is the best outcome?

With Kane facing a spell on the sidelines with an ankle injury, many may have felt that Llorente would be given a chance.

However, with Son Heung-min in goalscoring form, he is likely to carry the burden of finding the back of the net.

Llorente would have known when he arrived at Tottenham that he would not be challenging Kane for the spot up front.

However, he probably would have hoped for some more minutes from manager Mauricio Pochettino.

The best-case scenario is that Tottenham get some money back from their £14m capture and Llorente goes to a club where he has more of a chance of playing.

Judging by the Twitter reaction that the Spaniard has had throughout his time at Tottenham, the fans are unlikely to be too fazed if he leaves.