Former Swansea striker Fernando Llorente has shed light on the reasons behind his move to Tottenham over Chelsea on Deadline Day.
In an interview with Marca, the Spain international was asked whether he was about to join Chelsea, to which he replied: “Yes, it was a difficult decision that I had to take at the last moment.
“Conte, whom I admired since I was with him at Juventus, showed great interest in me since last January. But Chelsea did not finish the deal with Swansea.
“With Tottenham everything was easier and faster. Pochettino called me on August 30 and I fell in love. I was filled with enthusiasm by his words and his sporting project – I thought I was going to Chelsea but Tottenham were more firm in their intention to sign me.
“They reached an agreement very quickly with Swansea and despite all of those difficult circumstances [with Chelsea], I decided to come to Tottenham.”