— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 31, 2017
Tottenham beat Chelsea
Tottenham have finally managed to beat Chelsea – to the signature of Fernando Llorente.
Chelsea had been targeting the forward as they look for a back-up to Alvaro Morata, with Michy Batshuayi failing to impress.
Tottenham have had similar issues with Vincent Janssen and therefore opted to recruit a new deputy for Harry Kane.
Llorente has been in London since this morning with Swansea’s permission. Very good signing 4 Spurs. Impact player from bench 4 starters
— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) August 31, 2017
Tottenham decided yesterday afternoon to move for Llorente and have moved quickly to wrap the deal up.
They agreed a fee between £11 and £14m with Swansea City.
— Eduardo Fdez-Abascal (@efabascalUK) August 31, 2017
The 32 year old underwent a medical at Hotspur Way today and signed a two-year contract.
Fifth summer signing
Llorente becomes Tottenham’s fifth signing of the summer.
Earlier today, Tottenham completed the signing of Serge Aurier from Paris Saint-Germain
Also, yesterday announcing the arrival of Juan Foyth, to add to the additions of Davinson Sanchez and Paulo Gazzaniga.
Tottenham have left moves in the window very late, with their first signing coming on only 18 August.
There remains a possibility that they could add more before the 11pm deadline.
More to come?
Tottenham are also working on a deal for Barcelona’s Andre Gomes.
Mauricio Pochettino is understood to be a fan of the Portuguese international.
The deal is understood to be a season-long loan deal, with an obligation to buy for £40m.
Tottenham should get Andre Gomes. Under terms of the deal Spurs will be obligated to sign him for £40m if he plays 60 percent of the games.
— Sami Mokbel (@SamiMokbel81_DM) August 31, 2017