Spaniard remains content despite Tottenham bid

Valencia have rejected Tottenham's bid for their captain Roberto Soldado

Valencia striker Roberto Soldado has spoken of his desire to stay at Valencia, despite a bid from Tottenham according to Sky Sports.

Andre Villas-Boas has made a striker his top priority, with Jermain Defore and rookie Harry Kane currently the only out and out forwards on the clubs books.

It is reported Tottenham had bid €30 million (£23.5 million) for the 27-year-old, who just missed out on the final selection for Spain’s successful Euro 2012 squad.

Soldado explained how the bid was quickly rejected, and that a move is unlikely as he is very happy with life at the Mestella.

“I knew about their [Tottenham’s] interest in signing me,” he said.

“My representatives told me Tottenham made an offer and Valencia did not want to sell me, despite the club’s financial situation.

“If I signed a contract until 2017 [in June] it was to complete it. That is my wish and I hope it comes true. I want to play here, at the club of my hometown.”

Soldado finished last season as the joint highest scoring Spaniard in La Liga, alongside Fernando Llorente. The former Real Madrid man bagged 17 goals to help Valencia achieve their third consecutive third placed finish.
Soldado also bagged 7 goals in the Europa League, helping Valencia reach the semi finals.

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