Fernando Llorente may sign for Man United after leaving Spurs

Fernando Llorente & Tottenham

Spanish forward Fernando Llorente is now a free agent after his contract at Tottenham expired at the end of last season.

Spurs had the option to extend Llorente’s deal by a further 12 months, but they decided not to exercise that option.

34-year-old Llorente was firmly a back-up player at Spurs last season.

The forward scored eight goals and chipped in with five assists in 2018-19.

Could Man United sign Llorente?

Italian transfer guru Gianluca Di Marzio broke the news on Tuesday night.

Manchester United could sign Llorente this summer.

Of course, as Llorente is unaffiliated, Thursday’s transfer deadline doesn’t apply.

Man United could sign Llorente at any point until the end of August.

Why are Man United interested in Llorente?

Di Marzio indicates that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is considering a move for Llorente following the club’s problems with Romelu Lukaku.

Lukaku is angling for a move away from Old Trafford; on Tuesday, the Belgian trained with Anderlecht for a second-day running, amid reports he’s refusing to train with Man United.

Lukaku’s options, however, appear to be drying up fast.

While the United forward had been linked to a possible swap deal with Paulo Dybala of Juventus, that deal is reportedly dead.

In that context, Italian reporter Fabrizio Romano believes that Lukaku’s only remaining suitor are Inter Milan.

Whether Inter pay Man United enough money to secure Lukaku, however, remains up in the air.

Also see: Tottenham: £65m for Paulo Dybala plus battling Arsenal & Man United to sign Philippe Coutinho on loan.

Mesut Ozil’s representatives expected to meet with DC United chiefs next week.

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