Leeds boss Bielsa eyes up January reunion with Spurs striker, Llorente

Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa is interested in signing Fernando Llorente from Tottenham Hotspur in a bid to boost his Premier League promotion push.

The West Yorkshire club return to action after this week’s international break sitting in third place in the Championship, three points behind league leaders Norwich City, as they bid to end their 15 year exile from English football’s top flight.

According to the Sun, Bielsa is lining up Spurs striker Fernando Llorente as a January transfer target.

Llorente has just over six months remaining on his current contract with the North London club, but wants to quit having unsurprisingly failed to get regular game time ahead of the two-time Premier League golden boot winner, Harry Kane.

During his 18 month spell with Spurs, Llorente has scored just six goals in 37 appearances, although the vast majority of those appearances have come from the bench

The 33-year-old has previously worked with the current Leeds manager Bielsa during the pair’s respective times at Athletic Bilbao, and the report says that the Argentine could make a move in the upcoming January transfer window, with Spurs valuing him at around £4 million.

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