Date: 24th April 2018 at 4:48pm
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Spain international striker Fernando Llorente is reportedly open to leaving Tottenham Hotspur this summer, according to the Mirror.

The Premier League club, who lost 2-1 to Manchester United on Saturday in their FA Cup semi-final at Wembley Stadium, have been linked with offloading the forward ahead of the 2018-19 campaign.

The 33-year-old, who has 24 international caps for his country, has scored five goals and provided one assist in 30 appearances in all competitions for Spurs so far this season.

Llorente, who joined the North London outfit from fellow Premier League side Swansea City back in August 2017 for a reported £12.1m fee, has become frustrated at his lack of first-team action under manager Mauricio Pochettino this term, having started just one Premier League fixture this campaign.

Tottenham’s Fernando Llorente (left) and Harry Kane during training.

The report claims the Spaniard is open to leaving Tottenham during this summer’s transfer window, and could look to return to his homeland to re-join former club Athletic Bilbao.

Llorente said, “Athletic Club are my home and if they make an offer, a return could happen.

“I enjoyed many wonderful moments at the club that I will never forget and Athletic will always hold a special place in my heart.

“If they do make me a proposal to come back, then I would have to think about it and yes, maybe it could happen.”

Llorente is contracted at Spurs until June 2019, and is valued at just £7.2m, according to transfermarkt.

Written by Dan Church

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