As Tottenham’s summer search for a striker continues, the Daily Star have led today with a story linking the club with an official bid for Spanish international Roberto Soldado. However, the offer which is said to be on the table falls some way short of Valencia’s valuation of their player.
The report goes on to claim that an initial bid of £17m has been rejected by the Spanish side and that they won’t be prepared to negotiate until a £30m release clause is met.
“The English team knows the situation. Valencia needs money. But we don’t have to sell our best player,” said Valencia President Amadeo Salvo.
Soldado is 28 now and has been with his current club since 2010 and in his professional career he comfortably averages more than a goal every other game – including a record of six in 11 for his country at full international level.
If the reports are true then it could be that Spurs are set to miss out on yet another transfer target but is Roberto Soldado worth breaking the bank for?