Serie A side Fiorentina are looking at a move for former Tottenham Hotspur striker Fernando Llorente on a free transfer, according to Sky Sports.

The Spanish veteran has been attached to clubs in the Premier League in the latter part of his career, initially impressing at Swansea City, before then occupying a fringe role in the Spurs set up.

Llorente, who saw more game time than he might have expected last term after the injury to Harry Kane in the second half of the campaign, still has something to give as a forward, and could be about to resume his playing days in Italy.

The former Spurs striker will be no stranger to that part of the world, having previously played a leading role for Juventus earlier in his career.

Llorente was released by Tottenham at the end of last season, a campaign that ended with him playing in the final of the Champions League. He featured 35 times for Mauricio Pochettino’s outfit in all competitions, finding the net on eight occasions.

The former Spain international arrived at Spurs in August 2017, and while he was only ever on the fringes of the side, used primarily as a backup option, he rarely let the club down even though he sometimes struggled for goals.

The 34-year-old is now expected to take some time out to reflect upon his options, and see what he wants to get out of the remainder of his career.

He is unlikely to be short of options to continue playing, and as a free transfer his next decision does not need to be made before the transfer window closes, although if he is going to be as effective as he would like, he would need a pre-season of some sort.

Whether he wants to stay in England remains to be seen, but if he doesn’t, it would appear Fiorentina will be a genuine possibility for a new club after his Tottenham departure.


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