Spurs make bid for €30m rated Valencia star and Spain international.
Tottenham Hotspur have submitted a transfer bid for Valencia CF forward Roberto Soldado, with the Primera Division side’s president confirming the two clubs were close to a deal.
La Liga journalist and Sky Sports pundit Graham Hunter revealed on Twitter that Amadeo Salvo had spoken on Spanish radio to explain that Spurs were close to the club’s €30 million valuation.
— Graham Hunter (@BumperGraham) July 22, 2013
With new sporting director Franco Baldini photographed in the Spanish city earlier this week, a deal for Soldado was thought to be in the offing, but it is only now that it has been confirmed.
Soldado, the only player in Spain’s 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup finalists squad that was not from either FC Barcelona, Real Madrid or a club outside Spain, has a proven record as a goalscorer.
The 28 year-old scored 24 goals in La Liga last season, with fifteen coming from his right foot, four with his head and five converted penalties.
With both Emmanuel Adebayor and Jermain Defoe struggling to score in the second half of the season, Spurs had to rely on Gareth Bale for goals – and points.
Roberto Soldado would take some of the pressure off of Bale in the goalscoring stakes, and would likely become Tottenham’s record signing.