World Cup Winner Eyes Marcelo Bielsa Reunion At Leeds United
World Cup winner Fernando Llorente could be in for a stunning switch to Leeds United in January as the veteran Spanish striker seeks a move away from Tottenham. The powerful forward has become a bit-part player under Mauricio Pochettino and is seeking a move away to a club who are willing to give him regular game time.
One of those clubs interested is Leeds United who of course are managed by the iconic Marcelo Bielsa. The Argentinian gaffer is hopeful of a reunion with Llorente having managed him at Athletic Bilbao before he was poached by Juventus.
According to The Sun, Tottenham are willing to cash in on Llorente in January and let him leave for £4 million in January, rather than losing him on a free in the summer when his contract expires. With Leeds sitting third in the Championship, a striker of Llorente’s pedigree and experience could be the difference between automatic promotion at the uncertainty of the Championship play-offs.
The 6ft 4in forward certainly would provide Leeds with a different option going forward. He has scored just one goal for Spurs this season in the EFL Cup but he has made just six appearances in total across all competitions and just appeared for 26 minutes in the Premier League this term. With no way past Harry Kane into the first team, Llorente is desperate for that move away and Leeds could be the perfect team for him.
A manager that he knows well along with a club who are on the up and could be in the Premier League next season, if they keep their nerve through the Christmas period. Llorente could provide a huge boost to the squad and at £4m he could be a bargain if he is the man that fires them to that long-awaited Premier League return.