Published: Fri, September 01, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Tottenham sign striker Llorente, Bony returns to Swansea

Tottenham sign striker Llorente, Bony returns to Swansea

Tottenham have announced the signing of Swansea City striker and Chelsea transfer target Fernando Llorente on a two-year deal just after the end of deadline day.

However, on deadline day reports broke that Spurs wanted to sign him, with a bid accepted by Swansea.

A move to join Spurs seems like the better option for Llorente when compared to Chelsea.

Llorente, 32, joined Swansea last summer and scored 15 Premier League goals as he helped the Swans avoid relegation.

As SunSport reported earlier, the 32-year-old has penned a two-year contract with Mauricio Pochettino's side after passing a medical this morning.

Chelsea, meanwhile, are having a pretty bad transfer window, by their standards and are still looking to add to their slightly shallow squad.

Llorente will come into Tottenham as the oldest player at the club besides 33-year-old Michel Vorm.

Llorente has made 35 appearances for Swansea so far, scored 15 goals along the way.

Janssen started for Netherlands in the World Cup qualifier in France on Thursday evening and is set stay at Spurs and compete with Llorente to be Harry Kane's deputy.

He is now recovering from a broken arm he suffered during the summer break, but is back in training with the Welsh club.

Spurs have been after a new striker this summer after Holland global Vincent Janssen has failed to make an impact as Harry Kane's back-up, since joining the club last summer.

Antonio Conte is a long-term admirer of Llorente, having worked well with the Spain worldwide at Juventus.

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