Tottenham are ready to take an £11m hit to get Roberto Soldado out of the White Hart Lane exit door, according to reports from The Express.

The Spaniard became Spurs’ record signing for a brief period last summer when he joined the Lilywhites from Valencia in a £26m deal.

He arrived with a reputation as a prolific forward thanks to a fruitful time in La Liga with Los Che and Getafe, yet in 27 Premier League outings he notched just six goals – the majority of which came from the penalty spot.

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There has been talk that new boss Mauricio Pochettino will give him a second chance, but now it is understood that the Londoners are prepared to take the hit and sell the 29-year-old.

Inter Milan are interested, and reports indicate that £15m is now seen as an acceptable figure for Soldado.

The experienced front-man was by no means Spurs’ only flop signing last year, with Erik Lamela – the man who usurped the striker’s £26m price tag by commanding a £30m fee – having struggled alongside Etienne Capoue, Paulinho and Nacer Chadli.

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  • Martin
    2 weeks ago

    I am sick of people calling Lamela a flop. AVB didn’t play him at the start. And after his best game in the Europa league he was dropped. And then injury hit. He never got the chance to show what he can do. He is only 22. Give him a full season to show what he is made off. I also believe that he will bring the best out of Soldado.

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    • Dave
      2 weeks ago

      Totally agree with every word of that – give the lad a chance

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    Paul Ffarruggia
    2 weeks ago

    Why is it that Soldado is being victimised when the very person who wanted him never had any trust and respect in him. I bet that Soldado is another Bale who was so bad that we were going to sell him then all of a sudden he turned out to be the star of Tottenham Soldado will be the same. A prolific scorer goes through ups and downs. Time for the ups if people show they believe in him.

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    • TottenhamJoe
      2 weeks ago

      Totally agree, Soldado was the victim of terrible tactics. Buy a one touch striker and then never put the ball in the box. Why spend another load of money on someone else with the pressure to prove themselves. Soldado has the class to come good.

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    Mark Langton
    2 weeks ago

    If you just re write what you read in the gutter media and the Express is amongst them and wouldn’t know the truth if it bit em on the backside, then you are no better than the gutter media….not one quote and total BS.

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    bhimself
    2 weeks ago

    Brian:
    They’d be way ahead to give Soldado until January and take the hit on Asebayor. even if that meant buying him out. Nobody else seems to want him; and hid half-hearted play has contrtibuted to missing CL 3 years in a row,

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