Spurs look to bring in Valencia’s Soldado.
Tottenham Hotspur have made a move for Valencia striker Roberto Soldado by making a £17m bid for the Spain international, according to the Daily Star.
Soldado has been on Spurs’ radar for some time with manager Andre Villas-Boas keen to improve his strike-force over the summer, as Emmanuel Adebayor and Jermain Defoe are the only currently recognised players in that position.
The Valencia forward has been away with the Spanish national team in Brazil playing at the Confederations Cup – a tournament the 28-year-old’s side lost in the final 3-0 to the hosts on Sunday.
Soldado made two appearances at the competition and scored one goal, although has been hotly tipped to start ahead of Chelsea’s Fernando Torres at next summer’s World Cup.
Although the Spaniard is contracted at the Mestalla Stadium until 2017, Valencia’s financial woes mean they would be open to offers for the striker – even if he is one their most prized assets.
Since signing from Getafe in 2010 for £8.8m Soldado has been in superb form for Les Che, scoring 82 goals in all competitions for the La Liga club.
The forward is a product of the Real Madrid youth system and has spent his entire career in Spain, having also played for Osasuna after leaving the Santiago Bernabeu.
In a Spanish national squad packed full of talent Soldado has struggled to earn that many caps, although in his 11 appearances to date the striker has made the most of his opportunities by scoring six goals.
Tottenham may line-up with an all-Spain attacking line next season with the north London club also keeping tabs on Barcelona’s David Villa.
Watch a great goal by Soldado below: