Llorente refuses to discuss Spurs future ahead of Champions League final

Fernando Llorente insists that he is not thinking about leaving Tottenham Hotspur ahead of the Champions League final, per Mundo Deportivo.

What’s the word?

The Spanish striker’s contract expires this summer, with the Daily Mail reporting that Spurs will allow him to walk when his deal ends.

He has played a key role in helping Spurs to the final, scoring the decisive goal in the quarter-final against Manchester City as well as turning the game on its head after coming on as a substitute versus Ajax.

He maintains that he is only currently thinking about the final in Madrid, with Mauricio Pochettino’s men set to take on Liverpool at the Wanda Metropolitano, and says that his team-mates have yet to truly grasp the enormity of the occasion.

He said: “I’ll give another interview after the final because now I do not think about my future.

“It’s not time yet or it’s not the right time. I prefer to enjoy what remains because it is something historic and unforgettable for this Tottenham. It is indescribable.

“I sincerely believe that today we are not yet aware of the greatness that would be to win the Champions League. We play forever in our memories.”

The wildcard

Llorente could yet have a major say on where the trophy ends up.

The 34-year-old has been there and done it all; he has won the World Cup and is a genuinely experienced campaigner.

His influence, then, will be indispensable in Spain and he is also an excellent option as a substitute.

A rangy striker who is excellent in the air and holds the ball up brilliantly, Llorente has proved this season that he can still influence the biggest games on the biggest stage.

And if he manages to score again against Liverpool, he absolutely deserves that new contract.

Perhaps, then, he is singing for his supper in the biggest game in the club’s history.

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