Tottenham weighing up move for former striker Fernando Llorente as Jose Mourinho hunts for Harry Kane replacement

Tottenham are reportedly considering a bid for former striker Fernando Llorente – less than a year after he left the club.

The veteran forward joined Napoli last summer after two years in north London, having been allowed to leave Spurs on a free transfer.

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Llorente could be on his way back to Spurs this month
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However, a long-term injury to Harry Kane – which is set to keep the forward out until April at the earliest – has forced Jose Mourinho to scour the market for attacking reinforcements as tries to guide the club to a top four finish.

And now Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport report that former Spain international Llorente could make a ‘sensational return’ to Tottenham, despite netting just 13 times in 66 games during his spell in north London.

Mourinho is said to be an admirer of Llorente, and he frequently used target men in attack at his previous clubs, such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic at Man United and Didier Drogba at Chelsea.

Heung-min Son and Lucas Moura are currently having to cover upfront, but both players have been less effective when leading the line.

During Spurs’ 1-0 defeat to pace-setters Liverpool at the weekend, Kane’s absence was telling as Mourinho tried to play on the break, thus the Portuguese is now keen to get a deal done for a striker quickly.

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Mourinho is on the hunt for attacking reinforcements following Kane’s injury
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Llorente has netted four times in 21 outings for Napoli this season, having mainly featured on the bench for Gennaro Gattuso’s side.

One of his goals came against Liverpool in Napoli’s 2-0 Champions League victory earlier this season – one of just two defeats Jurgen Klopp’s side have suffered in 2019/20


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