A couple of days ago, we covered a story from France Football claiming that Fernando Llorente had been offered to Marseille as the Tottenham forward looks to get first-team football elsewhere.
Stuck behind Harry Kane in the Spurs pecking order, the Spaniard is at the stage of his career where sitting on the bench just won’t do, and an exit is being considered.
However, with Tottenham now unable to replace him, the striker might have to wait until January to get his wishes, as Vincent Janssen remains the more ‘loanable’ option out of the two.
That being said, that hasn’t stopped Llorente’s agents from really trying, as 20 Minutes journalist Clément Carpentier claimed on Wednesday the forward had been offered to Bordeaux.
Gustavo Poyet’s side are currently looking for a new forward, having sent Gaetan Laborde to Montpellier, and the option to bring in Llorente from his former club was presented to him.
Unfortunately, the Ligue 1 side’s financial restrictions mean such a move isn’t realistic, as the player’s wages would pretty much cripple Bordeaux.
In order for this to happen, Tottenham would have to pay a large chunk of his salary.
Maybe Bordeaux should try for Vincent Janssen instead?