Tottenham Hotspur appear to have at least one major departure already planned ahead of the trip to Madrid to face Liverpool in the final of the Champions League on Saturday.
Daniel Levy is under pressure to approve spending on players this summer following a quiet streak in the transfer market over the past 12 months.
Before any funds are spent though, Pochettino will be expected to oversee a clear out of certain players in the first team, and unfortunately, key forward Fernando Llorente will be amongst those who are allowed to leave north London.
Based on a report by Football Insider, the departure of Llorente will be confirmed after Saturday’s match against Liverpool in the Champions League final.
The Spanish striker has often been considered as Harry Kane’s back-up in his two-year spell with Spurs, but when needed this season, Llorente has been immense.
The 34-year-old made a couple of vital contributions in the Premier League off the bench back in the spring and he was of course the man who bundled home the vital goal which saw Tottenham defeat Manchester City in the quarterfinal of the Champions League.
Llorente’s contract with Spurs will be expiring next month, and unfortunately, the club has opted not to pursue the option of extending the striker’s deal – like how Chelsea have done with Olivier Giroud.
The Spaniard, who set up Lucas Moura’s vital third goal in the 3-2 win away at Ajax, could be quite a miss, considering the obvious lack of depth on the bench for Pochettino’s side.