Fernando Llorente is the talk of the town these days in Spain ever since he announced he’d quite like to return to Athletic Bilbao.
The Spanish striker, who is contracted to Tottenham until the end of the season, has been used a bit more than usual recently by Mauricio Pochettino during Harry Kane’s absence, picking up the odd goal or assist here and there.
Featuring in some shape or form in the last eight games, the 34-year-old will try and help his team as best he can over the next few months before becoming a free agent in the summer.
After that, who knows what the future holds, but the likelihood is, he’ll end up back at his former club, where a lot of people, including former Athletic Bilbao midfielder Xabier Eskurza, would like to see him, regardless of the outrage that might cause following the striker’s less than graceful exit back in 2013.
Speaking to AS, he said: “It’s absurd that a team like Athletic haven’t signed a player like Llorente. In any other club, it wouldn’t even be a discussion, Fernando would already be there. More than anything, on top of the struggles in his position, players are needed.
“Llorente needs to be signed by Athletic. If that decision hasn’t been made it’s because I’m sure the controversy has overshadowed football decisions”.
During his time at Athletic until 2013, the Tottenham striker scored 111 goals in 327 games as well as picking up 36 assists.