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Report: Hammers linked with ex-Spurs man

West Ham have been linked with a summer swoop for ex-Spurs striker Fernando Llorente.

The Spanish striker is currently playing for Napoli in Serie A.

He has made a total of 24 appearances for the Italian club, scoring four goals, but Italian journalist Ciro Venerato, who works for RAI, has claimed that there is interest in his services in this transfer window.

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti is said to be interested, having signed Allan from Napoli this month, while the Irons are also said to be “following” him.

Llorente spent two years at Spurs, between 2017 and 2019, and scored 13 goals in 66 games for the club, including a famous strike in a Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City.

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The forward is something of a veteran and will turn 36 in February.

His contract expires at the end of the 2020/21 season, and he is valued at £2.7m by Transfermarkt, suggesting that he could well be a cheap acquisition in this window.

Boss David Moyes, of course, is currently focused on signing defenders in this window, with a bid lodged for Burnley defender James Tarkowski.

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About Dave Langton

A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.

11 comments on “Report: Hammers linked with ex-Spurs man

  1. So much for wanting to sign younger player’s
    I’m sixty and availabe and will cost a lot less

    • Of course we’re not going to sign him, it’s nonsense.

      The club do want to sign younger players. This story hasn’t come from the club, it’s just more transfer window rubbish.

      Why do people still believe that every story must be true.

      • Hopefully nonsense, as you say.
        However if we couldn’t post on gossip, I suspect this site would be even quieter than it currently is seeing as it appears to be mostly comprised of ‘gossip’ with very little ‘news’.
        Are you saul in disguise 😆

  2. Just what we all suspected . Old has beens or never was beens in this case and one with the implanted LOSER gene having been impregnated by spuds . Can it get any worse !!

  3. Interesting that we keep getting fed nonsense reports about signings here (with even the author admitting they are nonsense reports) yet much more concerning and seemingly corroborated reports of training ground bust ups between senior players, and Brady screaming at Moyes he was getting sacked, over the last 7 days don’t get a mention.

  4. As someone once said- you cannot be serious !Should hope not anyway. Mind you after selling Diagrana dont think anything would surprise me anymore.

  5. If it was the last day of the window the story might just have a little credence but as it is its about as likely as Jeremy Clarkson promoting a pogo stick as the best mode of transport in his lifetime.

  6. We need back up strikers after selling Hugill and Ajeti. I would have thought that would be young silva though. I don’t believe we would buy a old striker at the end of his days but then I didn’t believe we would sell a young player like Diangana who was just taking off either. So who knows.

  7. Let’s put some perspective in this , the media are trying to build a story. They know the fans are already cheesed off . They want to make us fans angrier so social media hate builds . It’s propaganda and keeps the hate growing and the story going . They also know we think it’s possible cos Sullivan has made this sort of signing previously. Let’s take these stories with a pinch of salt . As much as I don’t have any belief in the board I will always support the team and hope these sorts of stories don’t affect them . I just want to see the lads trust and gel with each other , lots of effort and belief . I just want to see the fighting team that never gives up ! Forget the hate & get behind the team cos the story is BS . COYI ⚒

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