Bid Accepted, Spurs Set To Land Spaniard For An Absolute Bargain

Nobody saw this coming twenty-four hours ago…

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According to David Ornstein of BBC Sport, Spurs have had a bid of around £15m accepted for Swansea striker Fernando Llorente, and look as if they will beat London rivals Chelsea to the Spaniard’s signature.

A deal has reportedly been close between Chelsea and Swansea for most of the summer, who have already bright in Alvaro Morata to replace the frozen out Diego Costa. Despite long-term negotiations, Spurs look like they might be about to complete one of the first shock moves of transfer deadline day.

Harry Kane has been misfiring so far this season as his August hoodoo continues for at least another year. A lacklustre performance against Burnley on Sunday has prompted transfer action among the Tottenham camp, who could complete a further four signings today at least.

Reports have suggested that Swansea will only sanction a Llorente move away if they were bring former Swan Wilfred Bony back to the Liberty Stadium, and a Spurs bid being accepted suggests that deal is also very close to going through.

Llorente managed to net an impressive fifteen goals in 33 Premier League appearances last season in a Swansea shirt and being a proven player in the Premier League, he could prove to be a perfect backup for Harry Kane. Spurs had been linked with a move for Josh King in a deal that could have been worth £30m, who scored £16 goals, so Llorente looks to be a bargain at £15m.

If this deal goes through, it could spell the end at Tottenham for Vincent Janssen. His debut season in the Premier League did not go to plan as he netted just twice in the league, one coming from the penalty spot. He could complete a move away on deadline day to either Stoke or West Brom, who are both reportedly interested. Ornstein of the BBC suggests a loan move is a possibility.