Athletic Bilbao to return for Tottenham striker Fernando Llorente

Athletic Club Bilbao will return for former striker Fernando Llorente when his contract at Tottenham expires this summer, say reports.

ESPN FC cite a report in Diario AS that the Basque club’s sporting director Rafa Alkorta is keen on a deal to bring the experienced striker back to the San Mames this summer.

The 33-year-old netted 118 goals between 2004 and 2012 at Athletic but until a recent injury to Harry Kane, he struggled for game time at Spurs – playing just 27 minutes across the first 20 Premier League matches this season.

Llorente – who has started seven of the North London club’s last nine games – will be out-of-contract in the summer, so he is free to negotiate a free transfer to any rival club.

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