The move for the proven goal scorer is fast becoming one of the most talked about transfer sagas of the summer so far with both clubs toing and froing over a fee. Daniel Levy is known to be a tough negotiator and this seems to be frustrating the Mestalla hierarchy who have responded with an ultimatum.
The Valencia President Amadeo Salvo told journalists yesterday ‘Soldado can go if he wants, for €30 million (£26 million) and under our conditions but he won’t go for a cent less’. Spurs have yet to match the price quoted by Salvo which is thought to trigger a release clause in the Spanish international’s contract.
Soldado is reaching the pinnacle of his career at the age of 28 and has scored more than 20 goals in every season since 2009. Andre Villas-Boas yesterday admitted Soldado was a target to bring to White Hart Lane for the start of the season. He told a press conference in Hong Kong that ‘he (Soldado) is one of a number of players we are looking at; he’s a great striker’. This statement comes off the back of Spurs’ Technical Director Franco Baldini travelling to Spain to thrash out a deal.
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