Fernando Llorente open to Spurs exit; refuses to rule out Athletic exit

Fernando Llorente open to Spurs exit; refuses to rule out Athletic exit

April 24, 2018 Off By Sports Writer

Tottenham Hotspur striker Fernando Llorente has refused to rule out a return to Athletic Bilbao after reports of an exit from the Premier League club surface.

The Spanish striker has found himself struggling for playing time under Mauricio Pochettino at Spurs after completing a summer move from Swansea City, making just one Premier League appearances this season.

The Daily Mirror claims that the forward is now open to a switch away from the English club, less than one year after rejecting a move to Chelsea in favour of the Wembley based outfit.

The former Spain international, 33, came through the youth ranks at Athletic Bilbao before leaving for Juventus in 2013 and he has recently hinted that he could make a return to the Basque club.

Llorente has scored five times for Spurs this season, including a hat-trick in the 6-1 FA Cup victory over Rochdale in February.

Llorente’s potential return to Athletic could coincide with a new manager at the club after Jose Angel Ziganda’s reign took a drastic turn on Monday evening as his side lost 3-1 to Levante.

Former Celta Vigo and Sevilla boss Eduardo Berizzo has been linked with the potential job, whilst Asier Garitano’s success at Leganes has seen him linked.

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