Fernando Llorente’s Tottenham career will come to an end this season after they miss deadline to extend contract
- Tottenham have missed the deadline to extend Fernando Llorente’s contract
- The option to renew the striker’s contract by 12 months expired on Sunday
- The 34-year-old is expected to leave Tottenham after Champions League final
- AC Milan, Roma, Valencia and Marseille are interested in Llorente’s services
Tottenham have missed the deadline to take up the option of extending Fernando Llorente’s contract, signalling the end of his career in north London.
The option to renew Llorente’s deal by 12 months expired on Saturday – and unless there is an unexpected turnaround the striker will leave Spurs after the Champions League final in Madrid on June 1.
Llorente’s goal against Manchester City in the Champions League quarter final second-leg win proved pivotal as Mauricio Pochettino’s side booked a place in next month’s showpiece.
Fernando Llorente is now expected to leave Tottenham after the Champions League final
He also came on at half-time to play a key role in Spurs’ euphoric 3-2 win in Ajax to secure their final spot.
But he looks certain to leave the club on a free transfer ahead of next season as Pochettino looks to reshape his squad this summer.
The 34-year-old arrived in 2017 as a back up to first choice striker Harry Kane – and has scored 13 goals. Pochettino is looking for a younger second choice striker.
AC Milan, Roma, Valencia and Marseille are among the clubs keen on a move for Llorente.
Llorente is attracting interest from the likes of AC Milan, Roma, Valencia and Marseille