On the deadline day of 2017 summer transfer window, it seemed striker Fernando Llorente was very close to a move to Chelsea.
However, the player chose to sign for Tottenham and now Llorente himself reveals which was the decisive aspect in his choice: “The truth is that Chelsea have been after me for a long time but at the end you know how this works,” – Llorente told Sky Sports – “At the very last minute Pochettino called me and convinced me. The Tottenham project is very 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. I’m very happy because at the end everything came out perfect. 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”.