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‘Better Late Than Never’ Spurs Fans Delighted With Deadline Day Striker Signing

Spurs signed Fernando Llorente on transfer deadline day, the club leaving it until after the 11pm deadline to announce the capture of the Spaniard on their official Twitter account. Nonetheless, the striker joins Spurs for around £12m from Swansea City with a good goalscoring record.

Llorente was a key figure at the Liberty Stadium last season and played a huge role in keeping the Swans in the Premier League after a battle at the wrong end of the table. The striker managed an impressive 15 goals last term, and won the Welsh club fifteen points all on his own. A man who can step up and make the difference when it matters.

It is highly unlikely that Llorente will slot straight in as first choice striker at Spurs and will probably look to take some of the weight off the shoulders of Harry Kane, who has endured a difficult start to the season, failing to find the net in his opening three games.

Vincent Janssen was brought in from AZ Alkmaar last summer for £17m and has failed to live up to his billing in his time at Spurs. The Dutchman netted six times in his debut season, just two of those coming from open play. With the arrival of Llorente, Janssen may see a huge chunk of his already limited first team opportunities disappear.

Not only does Llorente provide good backup for Harry Kane, he also gives Tottenham a different option up front, the opportunity to play with a target man, an option that Spurs have not had for a long while. His heading ability has been there for all to see at Swansea, and let’s hope Spurs’ playmakers recognise this and utilise it when he is on the pitch. Here is how Spurs fans reacted to the signing of Llorente on Twitter.

Spurs Plot Sensational Last Gasp Premier League Striker Swoop

Spurs are ready to hijack Chelsea’s deadline day move for Swansea striker Fernando Llorente as they prepare to spring to life in the summer transfer window. 

Daniel Levy and Mauricio Pochettino have been disappointingly inactive this summer and look as if they are leaving it late to secure key deals in what is a very important season for the Lilywhites at the National stadium.

Spurs have brought three new players in through the door, defender Davinson Sanchez for a club record fee of £42m, Southampton goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga and another defender in youngster Juan Foyth. They look look adding a fourth signing early on in deadline day in PSG’s Serge Aurier after he was granted a work permit yesterday.

Despite making three signings, close to making a fourth, none of those have strengthened the attacking areas of the squad. The likes of Christian Eriksen and Heung-min Son have produced fairly uninspiring performances this season, and highlights the need for them to be pushed. The deadline day signing of Demarai Gray, Angel Di Maria or even Ross Barkley might just help to do this.

It has emerged in the last couple of days that Vincent Janssen’s time at Tottenham could well be coming to a premature end after the striker admitted that he was unhappy with his situation at Spurs. He has become frustrated with the lack of playing time that he has been getting and could look for a move elsewhere to get more playing time.

With Stoke and West Brom both interested, Spurs would need to get a replacement in before the transfer window shuts at 11pm tonight, and are considering a last gasp move for Swansea striker Fernando Llorente. Chelsea have been monitoring the striker all summer and have been in pole position to sign the front man for some time.

However, the Mirror report that Tottenham are preparing to ghost in and beat their London rivals to the signature of Llorente, with Vincent Janssen underperforming and not providing sufficient backup for Harry Kane. In the same report, it states that Swansea will not sell Llorente until they have secured the deal that will see Wilfred Bony return to the Liberty Stadium.