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Monday December 31 2018
Tottenham's Fernando Llorente return to Athletic Bilbao 'taking shape'

Out-of-favour Tottenham forward Fernando Llorente may well return to Athletic Club Bilbao this summer with a potential move ‘taking shape’, reports Marca.

The 33-year-old netted 118 goals between 2004 and 2012 at San Mames but has only 23 minutes across 20 Premier League games this season.

The Basque striker will be out-of-contract in the summer, so he'll be free to begin negotiating a free transfer on January 1st with the fresh report stating Athletic will consider a move.

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Thursday December 27 2018
Tottenham's Fernando Llorente linked to Olympiakos, Galatasaray

Galatasaray and Olympiakos have both joined the race to sign out-of-favour Tottenham forward Fernando Llorente, according to reports.

The experienced striker has previously been linked with a return to Athletic Club Bilbao, but football.london cites a report in Fotomac that the two European clubs are now interested.

The 33-year-old netted 118 goals between 2004 and 2012 at San Mames but has only 23 minutes across 19 Premier League games this season.

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Wednesday December 12 2018
Tottenham's Fernando Llorente 'would like' Athletic Club Bilbao return

Tottenham Hotspur striker Fernando Llorente is open to a return to Athletic Club Bilbao, where he spent eight years of his career.

The 33-year-old netted 118 goals between 2004 and 2012 at San Mames but has only 13 minutes across 16 Premier League games this season.

“My aim is to have an important role in a team,” Llorente told an interview with Cadena Ser.

“Would I want to return to Athletic? Yes I would like to return, if I had the opportunity to do so and if they want to speak to me.

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Monday April 23 2018
'Athletic return possible' - Llorente

Tottenham Hotspur striker Fernando Llorente admits Athletic Bilbao are his ‘home’ and a ‘return could happen’ if an offer is made.

The 33-year-old netted 118 goals across eight years at San Mames but has only scored five goals in 28 appearances for Spurs this season.

“Athletic Club are my home and if they make an offer, a return could happen,” Llorente is cited as saying by Marca.

“I enjoyed many wonderful moments at the club that I will never forget and Athletic will always hold a special place in my heart.

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Wednesday March 14 2018
Spurs to transfer list Llorente

Tottenham Hotspur are prepared to transfer list Fernando Llorente this summer due to lack of playing opportunities, say reports.

Spurs pipped Chelsea to the signing of the Spanish striker from Swansea City last summer but has started just one Premier League match this term.

The London Evening Standard now report the 33-year-old will be allowed to leave the North London club at the end of the season.

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Thursday September 14 2017
Llorente: Poch convinced me on Spurs

Tottenham Hotspur’s Fernando Llorente has explained how a late phone call from Mauricio Pochettino persuaded him to join the club instead of Chelsea.

The 32-year-old had appeared to be set on joining English Champions Chelsea from Swansea City before an eleventh hour move from Spurs for the former Athletic Bilbao and Sevilla striker.

“I'm very happy because at the end everything came out perfect,” Llorente is quoted as saying by IB Times.

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Thursday August 31 2017
OFFICIAL: Spurs sign Llorente

Tottenham Hotspur have completed the signing of former Spain striker Fernando Llorente from Swansea City.

The deal was confirmed by Tottenham late on Thursday evening, while Llorente's agent-brother Jesus had already uploaded a picture of the former Spain attacker wearing a Spurs shirt alongside him on Facebook.

AS adds Mauricio Pochettino’s side have paid a figure between €10-15m for the 32-year-old, who scored 15 goals last season to help keep the Swans in the Premier League.

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Thursday August 31 2017
Spurs win Fernando Llorente race?

Tottenham appear to have piped Chelsea to the signing of Swansea City and Spain striker Fernando Llorente, say reports.

Diario AS report Spurs have made an eleventh hour move for the 32-year-old, improving the offer of the English champions both financially and in terms of first team opportunities.

Mauricio Pochettino is keen to add further competition and depth to his attacking options and whilst Everton also lodged a bid, the North London’s side offer of Champions League football is reportedly key.

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Wednesday August 30 2017
Llorente set for Chelsea?

Chelsea are set to sign Swansea City and Spain striker Fernando Llorente but could face late competition from Everton, say reports.

Various reports suggest the English champions have agreed a deal in the region of €17m (£15m) for the former Athletic Bilbao and Sevilla striker, although ESPN now suggest Ronald Koeman’s side can hijack a deal.

The Swans are reportedly reluctant to lose the target man, who also had a stint at Juventus, but believe a bidding war between the clubs could significantly increase his price.

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Friday August 25 2017
Chelsea poised for Fernando Llorente

Chelsea are said to be hopeful of a late deal for Swansea City striker Fernando Llorente, formerly of Athletic Bilbao and Sevilla.

The English champions are set to offer £15m (€17m) for the 32-year-old striker, according to reports in the Telegraph, who is currently out of action with a broken arm.

The Swans will reportedly sanction the deal once completing a deal for Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony but are still said to be reluctant to let the Spaniard depart.

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