Spanish Spurs striker target 'considering future' - reports

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Long-term Tottenham Hotspur striker target Fernando Llorente is considering a move away from Athletic Bilbao, according to reports.

The 26-year-old Spanish international has graduated his way through the club's Academy ranks, playing for the third and second string teams before graduating to the club's senior squad in 2005.

However, radio station Cadena Ser claims the forward has recently become unsettled at San Mamés, and is currently considering his long-term future at the club.

Amidst interest from a number of clubs this summer, including Spurs, Llorente dismissed talk that he was ready to leave the club, and claimed he was happy working under new coach Marcelo Bielsa.

However, the situation is reported to have changed just a couple of months into the season, alerting Harry Redknapp over the chance to bring the player to White Hart Lane.

The Tottenham Hotspur chief tracked a number of players in the position this summer, including Diego Forlan and Giuseppe Rossi, but failed to add to his attacking line in north London as Peter Crouch left the club.


Speculation continues to link Roman Pavlyuchenko with a move away from Spurs, and whilst the manager said earlier today that he's keen to keep the Russian, he also said that he wouldn't keep the player against his wishes.

A move away for the player could open the door for a Llorente bid, although it's thought Tottenham Hotspur would need to pay a high price to meet the player's minimum fee release clause.

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