Date: 12th November 2017 at 2:47pm
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OPINION

Tottenham centre-forward Fernando Llorente has made a disappointing start since his arrival in the summer, but there is every chance that his turn in form is just around the corner.

The 32-year-old arrived at Spurs on a two-year deal from Swansea and has been tasked with being the understudy to talisman Harry Kane.

Some Spurs fans have questioned why Vincent Janssen was loaned out for the season after struggling to support Kane, something that at this moment in time Llorente is also dealing with.

However, Janssen is still a youngster plying his trade and the North London club have managed to bring in a highly experienced player that just looks rusty right now.

Llorente saw his summer months off ruined by a broken arm and it meant he was still unavailable for the beginning of the campaign.

The Spaniard has needed a lot time to get up to full speed and does not have a pre-season under his belt like most of his team-mates.

He now needs to begin taking his chances when he comes off the bench and is still yet to start in the Premier League.

The target man showed in glimpses his quality in the Champions League, in particularly during the 1-1 away draw with Real Madrid he kept the bell efficiently and was a great focal point of attack.

Llorente has the skills to become a real weapon for manager Mauricio Pochettino and it would interesting to see a Spurs XI with him start alongside Kane in the lesser matches.

He was won a World Cup, European Championship, Europa League and three Serie A titles in his career.

His know-how will come in particular crucial for Spurs as they try to get over the line for silverware and he also has the qualities to make a difference.

Llorente just needs that first goal to set him off and fans could still see the best of the striker in the second half of the season.

He scored 15 Premier League goals in just 33 games for a struggling Swansea team last season and can be a real threat for Pochettino’s side off the bench moving forward as he gets back to his best.