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Sky: Spurs could extend Fernando Llorente’s contract

Can you hear the drums? Spurs might be.

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We know that it’s premature to discuss what may or may not happen with current Tottenham Hotspur players in the transfer window until after the Champions League final on June 1, but keep this one on the back burner for a little while. Sky Sports understands (as they do) that Spurs are considering opening negotiations with Fernando Llorente to extend his stay at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Llorente’s original two-year contract expires in June and Sky says that Spurs missed a deadline to activate a clause in his deal that could’ve extended his contract by a further season. However, it appears all cards are on the table, including re-entering negotiations with the Basque studmuffin to keep him around for longer.

Nando’s been... fine for Spurs this season. He’s certainly had his moments of glory for Tottenham, especially in the Champions League, but he’s very clearly third fiddle on a Spurs team with a healthy Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min. He’s also 35. On the other hand, he’s shown that extensive European experience can be a benefit, and he’s not exactly expensive to keep around.

I don’t know. It seems to me that there are plenty of better options out there for a third striker than Nando, but I can certainly see the value of keeping him around as a break-glass-in-case-of-emergency option. It’s hard to fathom that he would be seen as a viable option of Spurs are serious about doing a squad overhaul, however. At any rate, we won’t know anything until after June 1.


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