Spurs transfer target Roberto Soldado may just have brought his move from Valencia a little closer and there are unconfirmed reports coming out of Spain claiming that the 28 year old may have even put in a transfer request.
Discussions between Spurs and the La Liga side have been going on for some time and Andre Villas-Boas even took the step of identifying Soldado as one of the players that the club were looking to sign.
Roberto is one of the players we have been following and his career speaks for itself. He’s a great striker,” AVB said.
“But there isn’t a deal being struck at the moment, it’s just interest and conversations.”
However, the Valencia coach felt it unlikely that anyone would meet the player’s valuation.
“I do not believe that any club will pay Soldado’s buy-out clause,” said coach Miroslav Djukic.
But with Soldado forcing the move, a deal could be done shortly and while cash-strapped Valencia say they won’t be held to ransom, the prospect of a quick £20m or so should be enough to seal the transfer.
Yesterday’s game with Sunderland may have only been a pre-season friendly but once again it highlighted the desperate need for striking reinforcements at the Lane. Hopefully Roberto Soldado will yet arrive to fill the void.