Tottenham fans are bashing Fernando Llorente, after the striker’s agent took a rather bizarre dig at the club.
It’s becoming the one problem Mauricio Pochettino can’t solve at Tottenham. Find a striker who is happy to play second fiddle to Harry Kane, but good enough to make a proper impact when called upon.
Vincent Janssen was a major flop, but the Dutchman’s age may tempt Pochettino to give him another chance, despite an unsuccessful loan spell with Fenerbahce.
Last year’s backup striker certainly won’t be getting another chance though, as Llorente’s agent spoke out about the links to Napoli.
“We’re talking about a top club, so it would really be a great honour,” he said.
“We absolutely won’t renew with Tottenham.”
The veteran Spaniard didn’t exactly earn the right to a new contract during his season in North London anyway, grabbing just one Premier League goal in 16 appearances, and three of his five total goals coming in a cup match against Rochdale.
Pochettino has to decide whether to continue experimenting with Heung-min Son up front this season or to bring in a new striker to support Kane, but it seems it certainly won’t be Llorente after the rather unnecessary comments.
Fans are crucifying him on Twitter, and you can find some of the best reactions down below…
I'd be 'honoured ' if he left Spurs too
— KIERAN SPURSLIFE (@gloryglorythfc1) July 6, 2018
Absolutely won’t be offered a new contract at Spurs
— RuckerHaringey (@RuckerHaringey) July 6, 2018
Get rid ..
— TheGenius (@TheMacBoy_) July 6, 2018
That’s a shame. Said no one ever,
— Tom Parker (@TParkerOfficial) July 7, 2018
I will piggy back him all the way there
— Sherm Dogg (@shermdogg7) July 6, 2018
I’ll pack you’re bags mate…
— anthony james duffy (@duff141) July 6, 2018