New Tottenham signing hints at star departure

Tottenham's Roberto Soldado

Tottenham‘s new striker Roberto Soldado has suggested he doesn’t expect Gareth Bale to stay at White Hart Lane this summer, according to the Metro.

The Spaniard has officially joined Spurs after the Premier League side triggered the £26million release clause in his Valencia contract. But speaking ahead of his flight to London, Soldado didn’t seem confident that he would get his wish to play with the Welsh attacker.

“I think everybody knows about Gareth Bale. He’s a great player. It will be hard to keep him but I hope he stays with Tottenham,” he said.

Bale has been heavily linked with a move to Soldado’s old side Real Madrid, with Los Blancos hoping an £85million bid will secure his services and a move for Bale is looking ever closer, despite Andre Villas-Boas’s attempts to persuade the 23-year-old to stay at White Hart Lane.

The Portuguese manager has brought in Nacer Chadli and Paulinho, along with Soldado, to try and convince Bale that Spurs will have a squad capable of qualifying for the Champions League this season. But as speculation grows over Bale’s future, it seems Spurs’ new signings won’t be playing alongside the Welshman this season.

Soldado could feature in a Tottenham shirt in the club’s first match of the new season away to Crystal Palace on August 18th.

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