In the first half of the season, Tottenham Hotspur’s Fernando Llorente publicly expressed his desire to rejoin Athletic Bilbao in the winter market.
Unfortunately for the striker, the Basque club never made an approach and an injury to Harry Kane forced him to continue with the Premier League outfit.
The Spaniard’s contract will expire after the end of the season and the 34-year-old could be set for another transfer in the summer, if there is no talks of contract extension with Spurs.
Mundo Deportivo now claims the La Liga outfit have identified the former Swansea City man as a target for the next transfer window.
At San Mames, the future of veterans Aritz Aduriz and Asier Villalibre remain uncertain as both their contracts will expire in June, while Gorka Guruzeta is sidelined with a long-term injury.
Thus, the topic of Llorente’s return has been discussed once again by the leaders of Rojiblancos and at this age, he becomes a backup rather than their first choice player.
It’s further claimed Mauricio Pochettino’s attacker’s return to Bilbao may cause ‘division’ amongst fans.
Llorente has certain relevance in the Bilbao environment and his name is ‘looming on the horizon’ of his former club.
However, he will have to await more developments for the transfer to take shape.