Deal of the summer? Spurs closing in on flop exit

Tottenham are closing in on a deal to offload flop forward Roberto Soldado, with reports from AMK claiming that Galatasaray are ready to match his salary to lure him to Turkey.

The former Spain international joined the Lilywhites in the summer of 2013 as part of the ‘post-Gareth Bale’ overhaul, but has struggled in North London.

A meagre return of six league strikes in his debut campaign has been followed by a slip away from the starting XI after the emergence of Harry Kane, and it appears that his future at White Hart Lane is bleak.

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But Gala are ready to offer him an escape route, with reports claiming that the Istanbul giants are prepared to match his €3m (£2.16m) per-season salary.

However, the fee needed for his services my be a stumbling block, with Spurs keen to recoup £8.6m – under 1/3 of the, at the time, club record-breaking sum paid to Valencia for the forward.