Valencia have set two conditions for Tottenham Hotspur to fulfil if they are to sign Spain international striker Roberto Soldado.
Tottenham Hotspur and Valencia remain at odds over a deal for striker Roberto Soldado to join the north London club, though the Spain international’s transfer is still likely.
Madrid based publication Marca state that Valencia are demanding €30 million for their star forward, and any bid must deliver those funds in a maximum of two instalments.
Spurs’ offer for Soldado goes against both those conditions.
The White Hart Lane outfit had hoped to pay Valencia a variable sum based on performances of both Soldado and the team with him in their side. Chairman – and notoriously tough negotiator – Daniel Levy also planned to pay in more instalments than the two Valencia are requesting, and if Tottenham are to succeed in bringing Soldado to the club, they may have to acquiesce to the Primera Division side’s demands.
Soldado has scored 81 goals in 141 games for Valencia, and with both Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor struggling both for consistency and each suffering goal droughts at various points of the last campaign, Soldado would be a far more reliable threat in attack.
Whether he is to be signed to replace or complement last season’s top scorer Gareth Bale remains to be seen.