Tottenham fans have reacted to news that striker Fernando Llorente is keen to leave the north London club, offering to help expedite the process.
The 33-year-old striker was brought into the club as a backup to Harry Kane, but struggled during his one season at Spurs - managing just one goal in sixteen Premier League appearances.
With a rumoured departure to Napoli on the cards, the player's agent released a statement which included a bizarre dig at the club - prompting a number of Spurs fans to wave the player off on social media.
Llorente's agent said:
Fernando Llorente’s agent has revealed that the former Juventus striker would be ‘honoured’ to join Napoli in this summer transfer window from Spurs:— Ricky Sacks (@RickSpur) July 6, 2018
“We’re talking about a top club, so it would really be a great honour. We absolutely won’t renew with Tottenham”#THFC #COYS pic.twitter.com/eq1qt5PtyF
The role of backup striker is quickly
I’ll pack you’re bags mate...— anthony james duffy (@duff141) July 6, 2018
Dutchman Vincent Janssen struggled just as much as Llorente, and an unsuccessful loan spell with Fenerbahce won't have helped, but with his age Pochettino might consider giving him another attempt.
The Argentinian manager has also experimented with playing Son Heung-Min in a more forward role.
Absolutely won’t be offered a new contract at Spurs— RuckerHaringey (@RuckerHaringey) July 6, 2018
What is very clear now, though, is that the one option Pochettino and Spurs won't be taking up is renewing Llorente's contract.
Llorente did score five goals in all competitions, including a hat-trick for Spurs during his single-season spell at the club, though it was in a cup fixture against Rochdale - so likely won't have done much to convince the management of his attacking merits.
I'd be 'honoured ' if he left Spurs too— KIERAN SPURSLIFE (@gloryglorythfc1) July 6, 2018
It is yet to be confirmed what Pochettino will do in terms of deputising for Kane next season, but it won't be Llorente, and fans do not seem particularly bothered by that fact.