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Spain Striker: This Is Why I Snubbed Chelsea On Deadline Day

Spain Striker: This Is Why I Snubbed Chelsea On Deadline Day

By Keegan Kruger - Sep 15, 2017 05:04 PM @KeeganKruger

A Spanish international striker has revealed why he decided to snub Chelsea for their London rivals on Deadline Day.

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Former Swansea City forward Fernando Llorente was on the verge of signing for the Stamford Bridge side in the latest transfer window but changed his mind on Deadline Day after Tottenham Hotspur's boss Mauricio Pochettino gave him a call.

“I'm very happy because at the end everything came out perfect,” Llorente told IB Times.

“Tottenham are an amazing club with a wonderful project, and I think I fit in very well. I want to put my contribution on it, and hopefully, I can score many goals to help the club to achieve their targets.

“The truth is that Chelsea have been after me for a long time but at the end, you know how this works. At the very last minute, Pochettino called me and convinced me (to join Tottenham).

“The Tottenham project is impressive. They have done very well in the last few years, and I think I fit very well with this project. I think I can help them a lot.

“It is clear that Pochettino played a very important role in the decision. I have known him since he was playing in Spain.

“There is even a nice anecdote because I made my first-team debut (with Athletic Club Bilbao) against him at San Mames. He was at the end of his playing career, and I was at the beginning of mine. Then he was the Espanyol manager, and I faced him several more times.

“Now I play under him at Tottenham, and I really want to give my best.”

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Llorente made 35 appearances for Swansea last season, scoring 15 goals and assisting in one.

Do you think Llorente made the right decision? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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Bragibbz Joined: 12 Nov 2016
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Bragibbz Sep 17, 2017 01:07 PM
Hehehe we know you that you cant stand for the demands of a big club you choosed to run away coward chelsea is bigger than u!
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Melizwe17@K4L Joined: 17 Jul 2017
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Melizwe17@K4L Sep 16, 2017 08:48 AM
Wrong decision cow, no major titles for you.
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kzorog Joined: 13 Jan 2017
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kzorog Sep 15, 2017 08:21 PM
Mxm who cares
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DuksMkh Joined: 27 Aug 2013
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DuksMkh Sep 15, 2017 07:38 PM
But at the end you won't anything there, you should've gone to chelsea
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6285 Joined: 29 May 2011
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6285 Sep 15, 2017 07:07 PM
Wrong choice sonny
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masuya Joined: 15 May 2016
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masuya Sep 15, 2017 05:47 PM
Chelsea is good for him as he is admired by leuitnant Antonio conte
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masuya Joined: 15 May 2016
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masuya Sep 15, 2017 05:45 PM
Lioent might never tests silverware
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masuya Joined: 15 May 2016
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masuya Sep 15, 2017 05:44 PM
He made a wrong decision to sign for Tottenham
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Faysal Sep 15, 2017 05:32 PM
Well done player

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