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Why are Tottenham signing Roberto Soldado Mark II!? Spurs make bizarre choice for new striker

Tottenham Hotspur want to bolster their attacking options with the signing of Juventus striker Fernando Llorente this summer, according to the Daily Express.

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While it is not stated how much the north London club would end up paying to bring in the Spaniard, anything over £10m would surely be too much for a player who looks well past his best.

Llorente first caught the eye at his previous club Athletic Bilbao, starring against Manchester United in the Europa League and becoming regarded as a potentially world class talent, but it hasn’t worked out that way for him in Serie A.

Llorente scored 16 league goals last term, a decent return, but still nothing spectacular. This season, he has four league goals and just six in all competitions. At the age of 30, he surely isn’t going to get any better than this.

Spurs clearly need goals as the likes of Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor will surely be sent on their way, but Mauricio Pochettino will surely be well advised to stay away from another goal-shy Spaniard?

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