Danny Murphy has given his verdict on Tottenham pair Michel Vorm and Fernando Llorente with the duo’s contracts on course to expire shortly.
Both players’ contracts are due to expire at the end of June, but whether or not the pair will be offered new deals by the club is yet to be known.
Vorm has only featured four times for Spurs this season in all competitions, which is less than can be said for the Spaniard, who has in fact made 35 appearances for the north London club in all competitions this season, netting eight times in the process.
However Murphy was unfazed over the thought of the duo potentially exiting this summer as he shared it wasn’t the end of the world.
“Okay, Llorente and Vorm are up at the end of the season, not the end of the world,” said Murphy to talkSPORT (Monday 3rd June, 10:25am).
Although it would be argued that losing Vorm wouldn’t be such a bad problem for Spurs, losing Llorente could potentially cause some issues depending on how the club go about their business for the rest of the summer transfer window. Murphy’s comment could be considered a sly dig towards the veteran forward, who has been pretty impressive when called upon this season. The Spaniard has been called upon fairly often this season for the north London club, especially when Harry Kane was out on the sidelines through injury, and unless Mauricio Pochettino has somebody else lined up to replace Llorente should he leave, then it may leave a huge gap in Spurs’ attacking forces. The 34-year old may only be a back-up striker to Kane, but he has scored some important goals for the club this season, most memorably the goal he scored against Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-final, and if he were to leave then the club would be without a decent second striking option behind Kane, which could be a dangerous game to play.