Barcelona are considering a shock January move for Tottenham forward Fernando Llorente, according to reports.
Llorente, the Spaniard, has struggled since joining the north Londoners prior to the start of last season, netting just nine goals and failing to provide the club with a good back-up to star striker Harry Kane.
He remains a constant presence in and around the first-team – featuring in 15 Premier League matchday squads this term – but an escape from Spurs could be on the cards before the end of the month.
According to Marca, Barcelona have assessed the possibility of signing Llorente in January as they hunt for a new forward to prove cover for Luis Suarez.
Munir El Haddadi left Camp Nou for Sevilla last week leaving Ernesto Valverde, the Barcelona head coach, without a natural second-choice striker in his squad.
Valverde and his staff are on the lookout for a new forward who can be brought to Catalonia before the transfer window closes, and Llorente is one of Barcelona’s options.
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The report states that Alvaro Morata – another Spaniard who has struggled in the Premier League – is also a target of Barca’s, with Chelsea believed to be ready to cut their losses on the 26-year-old.
Other targets include Krzysztof Piatek of Genoa, Celta Vigo’s Maxi Gomez, and Timo Werner, the RB Leipzig and Germany star.
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