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West Ham would be the perfect move for Fernando Llorente

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Tottenham Hotspur forward Fernando Llorente has reportedly attracted interest from West Ham and Leicester ahead of his Spurs exit.

According to The Sun, the 34-year old is set to leave the North London club in the summer on a free transfer, and West Ham are ready to offer him a chance to stay in the Premier League.

The Spaniard may be able to carry on playing his football in the Premier League if he joins the Hammers and that must be something that tempts him into making a switch to the London Stadium.

The £75,000-per week man (Source: Spotrac) has made 34 appearances for Spurs this season in all competitions and was one of the main men in helping the North London club  reach the final on the Champions League, after Harry Kane was unavailable through injury.

Although his time at Spurs may be up, the veteran striker could be part of a moth to a flame situation with West Ham, as a move would allow him to continue playing his football in the Premier League, not to mention the fact that he wouldn’t have to move away from London where he’s been settled for the last two years.

Manuel Pellegrini would no doubt welcome a player with the experience that Llorente has, and after featuring regularly for Spurs last season, he is still fit and ready for the upcoming Premier League season from the off.

The London Stadium would be the perfect move for the 34-year old, and he would be needed by the Hammers to increase their attacking depth going into the new season.

The Hammers have been known this season for playing with quick wingers, and this would suit Llorente perfectly, and he may be the target man which Pellegrini’s men are looking for.

So with that in mind, Llorente would likely get plenty of game time at the London Stadium and due to the club’s playing style could get among the goal.

When you consider this surely the forward will be like a moth to a flame if West Ham follow through on their reported interest.

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