According to the Mirror, Tottenham Hotspur’s search for a striker has returned them back Valencia’s and Spain international Roberto Soldado, with the player’s club finally willing to sell their prized asset in wake of their mounting debts.
“Soldado, a long-term Spurs target, was subject of mass speculation about a move last summer, but Valencia have always maintained he won’t be sold unless a massive offer of at least £20million arrives.
However, according to reports in Spain, Valencia are now willing to listen to offers of around half that as their debt crisis continues to intensify.
The Los Che owe millions, with part of their debt passing on to local city authorities last year, and player sales are top of the agenda to try and raise cash.”
In order to establish themselves as one of the prime Champions League representatives from England and keep the likes of Gareth Bale at the White Hart Lane, Spurs are in a desperate need to strengthen their attack force at the end of the season.
Emmanuel Adebayor has struggled for consistency this term, while Jermaine Defoe finds himself on the wrong side of 30. Andre Villa-Boas had heavily targeted Brazil international Leandro Damiao in the winter transfer window, but any deal failed to materialize for the 23-year-old.
Soldado is also, as stated in the extract, a long-term a long-term Spurs target and his addition will bring about the much-needed depth and prowess to the North Londoners’ attack.
It is, however, still uncertain whether Valencia will be willing to sell the player for the rumoured asking price of £8million.
In other news, Spurs are also apparently lining up a move for Real Sociedad winger Antoine Griezmann, in case they are unable to hold on to Bale when the summer transfer window reopens.
The Wales international has been in stunning for of late and is rumoured to have attracted interest from Spanish giants Real Madrid.