Tottenham open to offers for this player over the summer – set to be placed on transfer list

Fernando Llorente is likely to depart Tottenham Hotspur in the summer, just a year after joining the club from fellow Premier League outfit Swansea City, according to the Evening Standard.

The Spaniard has failed to make an impression in North London, with a record of just five goals in 28 appearances in all competitions.

Of those strikes, his only one in the top flight came early on in a 2-0 win over his former side at the start of January.

And, after Llorente was left on the bench for the trip to Bournemouth at the weekend, it seems his time at Tottenham will be coming to a premature end.

Harry Kane was taken off in the first half of the 4-1 win over the Cherries but manager Mauricio Pochettino chose to bring on Erik Lamela instead of the ex-Juventus star, moving Son Heung-min into the centre-forward role.

The South Korean netted twice and is now expected to be deployed in that position from the off in the FA Cup quarter-final meeting with Swansea this Saturday.

Llorente was signed after a stellar first season in England, where he bagged 15 goals in the Premier League to help the Welsh team steer clear of relegation.

His arrival was designed to take some of the goalscoring burden away from Kane and to add physical presence up front, but the 33-year-old seems ill-suited to Tottenham’s style of play.

In truth, it was always going to be difficult for Llorente to adjust, particularly after leaving a starring role at Swansea where the tactics were geared towards getting the best out of him.

At Spurs, he has had to feed off cameos and play second fiddle to Kane, with limited opportunities to demonstrate his own strengths.

Llorente looks to be the latest forward to fall short of expectations at Tottenham and yet another recruitment drive now appears likely to take place over the summer.