Tottenham turning their attentions to Roberto Soldado

Tottenham turning their attentions to Roberto Soldado



Valencia striker Roberto Soldado could be making his way to the Premier League this summer.

Tottenham have been named among the favourites for his signature, but interest is also said to come from Manchester City and Chelsea.

All three sides are in need for a prolific goalscorer and the 28-year old seemingly fits the bill. Spurs manager Andres Villas-Boas has long-admired the Spanish international, and is expected to table a bid.

Soldado has taken the mantle left after David Villa joined La Liga winners Barcelona in 2010. Joining a month after the latter’s departure, Soldado has scored 82 goals in 141 games for Valencia during his three years with the side.

He’s highly-rated in Spain, but has said he would consider moving to the Premier League as a new challenge. His asking price is said to be around £15-20M.

After Tottenham lost out on David Villa this summer following his move to Athletico Madrid, they have been in the market for another striker. Aston Villa’s Christian Benteke is said to still be a potential target. The London side also missed out on Wilfried Bony after he joined Swansea City.

Despite the ongoing rumours of the side being linked with a host of European forwards, many question whether Tottenham are willing to part with another large amount of money.


With Tottenham spending £17M to sign Brazilian midfielder Paulinho pictured, chairman Daniel Levy has been negotiating cut-price moves for the rest of his summer targets. The bidding war could see the Premier League side ending up with no more new recruits.

Tottenham midfielder Clint Dempsey has been placed on the transfer list as means of generating funds, while striker Emmanuel Adebayor could also be sold.

The next few weeks will be crucial for Tottenham to have a squad ready to contest for a Champions League place in the coming season.

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  1. We Need 1 world class striker,Soldado, or two top class strikers,Benteke and Aubameyang. We need a Keane/Berbabtov type of partnership again…..and i think Benteke and Aubameyang could bring that! two fast,powerful,prolific goalscorers! Splash £25m on Benteke and £13m on Aubameyang , £7m on Alen Halilovic plus the£17m already spent on Paulinho and thats £62m, Spurs can easily afford this . These signings would turn spurs from a top 5 club into genuine title contenders. Prolific Goalscorers,A World class winger(Bale),One of the best 3 man midfields in europe(Paulinho-Sandro-Dembele),a solid defense in Walker-Kaboul-Vertonghen-Rose ..and one of the best goalkeepers in the world in Lloris…and on the bench some good young talent in Holtby,Sigurdsson,Caulker,Halilovic

    • Jake, Aubameyang has already joined a new club which is dortmund so that cancels that striker out. Wouldnt like to see benteke in a spurs shirt as he could be another Bent flop. One good season doesnt make a good striker. Would rather spend that sorta money on higuain or soldado, both proven strikers season after season.

  2. Aubameyang has already moved to Dortmund. I think we should have taken a chance with him or Bony. Hell make a bid for cisse (Newcastle) or ba( Chelsea)

  3. Sorry mate, spurs can easily afford £62m???? We have spent net £10m over the past 5 seasons! Only way we spend £62m is if Bale is agreed and he’s going this or next summer for a prearranged fee. Plus reports are we have already bid £17m for him. Am I the only one who saw this as everyone seems we are going to pick up this 30 goal a season striker for peanuts

  4. ‘Could be’, ‘maybe’, ‘possibly’, ‘rumours’. As much substance here as a fart in a jam jar and the same news value as ‘the new season starts in mid August’. What we do need is the scouting nous of the likes of Newcastle and Swansea; certainly Levy would like that! No way should we pay £25m+ for Benteke. With negotiations breaking down with Napoli is Damaio once again a £20m contender for the job or has AVB gone off the idea? At least there are signs that Levy is prepared to act earlier in the transfer window this time around, and we respect him for that. Arsenal and Man Utd haven’t done a great deal in the transfer market yet so we’re not lagging behind, but we still need to get the striker situation sorted ASAP. COYS!

  5. Soldado to Benteke would be my choice.Benteke is more of a drifter & ambitious with greed

  6. we need to sort this team out now before the cost of new stadium kicks in. i would have liked to have seen Mario Gomez at Spurs.

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