Barcelona eye shock move for Javier Hernandez and Fernando Llorente

The La Liga leaders are keen to sign another striker following Munir El Haddadi's switch to Sevilla this month.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona have entered the race to sign out-of-favour Tottenham striker Llorente.

The 33-year-old has only played 27 minutes for Mauricio Pochettino's side this season and he is out of contract in the summer.

It is understood that Barca boss Ernesto Valverde is a huge admirer of him following their time together at Athletic Bilbao.

And Spurs would be likely to accept a cut-price deal for the former Swansea City striker this month.

Former Manchester United striker Hernandez has also reportedly been named on the shortlist to make the switch to Spain.

Local reports claim Barcelona view the 30-year-old as a cost effective solution because he is expected to cost around £13m.

The Mexican goalscorer has scored just four goals in 14 Premier League games for the Hammers this season.

After Barcelona's 3-0 victory over Eibar on Sunday, Valverde said: "We have to evaluate it, it's clear we have space after Munir's departure.

"When you are in a moment in which a player could join, above all you have to evaluate if he could quickly adapt to the team if he ends up coming here.

"You also have to keep the economic conditions in mind."

Lille winger Nicolas Pepe has also been linked to the Spanish giants to provide back-up for Luis Suarez at the Nou Camp.

And Valverde fuelled speculation that he is interested in Chelsea flop Alvaro Morata when he labelled him as a "great player".

Suarez is under contract at the Nou Camp until 2021, but he admitted in November that it is "normal" that the club would look for his replacement.

The former Liverpool forward has scored 14 goals and made five assists in the Spanish top-flight this season.

 

 

 

 

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