AVB looks at Fernando Llorente
Spurs line up bid for Llorente
The Luka Modric saga is almost at an end, and Tottenham Hotspur fans can breath a sigh of relief...well, for a short while at least, until they realise they still have serious issues up front!
Enter AVB. The new Tottenham Hotspur boss is set to spend the bulk of the Luka Modric transfer fee on Spanish striker Fernando Llorente, according to today's Transfer Rumours And Gossip.
There have been rumours surrounding Spurs making a move for Fernando Llorente for the majority of this transfer window, and reports did emerge that Llorente himself had stated he did not fancy a move to White Hart Lane. However, these reports were clearly smoke screens to shield the real deal, as now that the Luka Modric money is flowing like water, AVB and Tottenham Hotspur are mysteriously back in for the player. There must be some type of agreement in place between Tottenham Hotspur and Athletic Bilbao, as now that the Modric deal is moving, Llorente and Spurs are both interested again.
The situation surrounding Llorente at Athletic Bilbao is similar to that of Robin Van Persie at Arsenal. The player has just one year left on his current deal and has stated that he does not wish to extend that deal. Therefore, Athletic Bilbao, just like Arsenal, must look to sell the player now or risk losing him for free to a much bigger club. Athletic Bilbao are not prepared to allow the player to exit the building for free, so are willing to listen to offers now. However, it will not be plain sailing for AVB and Tottenham, as a player of Llorente's calibre has already attracted the likes of Barcelona, Juventus and Manchester United. It will be a very good signing if AVB can make it work.
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