Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has spoken on the future of linked away striker Fernando Llorente.
The Argentine boss has indicated that the attacker will be allowed to decide his own future this month.
The 33-year-old Llorente’s contract with the Lilywhites is set to expire at the end of this season and will in all probability not be renewed. Therefore, the North Londoners are likely to consider selling him if they receive a decent enough offer.
The 33-year-old Llorente has been linked with a move back to his native Spain as well as with Championship leaders Leeds United.
Llorente joined Spurs during the summer of 2017 following an impressive season in the top-flight with Swansea City during the season before.
He has been providing cover and support for Harry Kane. However, he has been underwhelming as he has gone on to score just 9 goals in all competitions for the club from 41 appearances.
Llorente is clearly not good enough for a club such as Spurs who are aiming to challenge for major trophies this season. However, he still could fit into most mid-table sides across Europe’s top-five leagues as he nears the end of his career.
The Spaniard managed a hat-trick for Spurs on Friday during their 7-0 FA Cup demolition of Tranmere Rovers to prove that he can still play at the highest level.
When asked about the future of Llorente, Pochettino said as quoted by Teamtalk:
“Yes, it’s a six-month contract with the club and we will see what happens.
“As I explained for different players, it’s not only in our hands, what the player wants. Of course now the window is open we’re going to talk.”