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Tottenham agree fee for striker

Roberto Soldado

Roberto Soldado has moved a step closer to joining Tottenham, after chairman Daniel Levy agreed to pay Valencia’s asking price of €30million, according to the Daily Star.

Tottenham have been chasing the Spanish forward for a number of weeks, and last week saw an opening offer of €26million rejected.

However reported interest in the striker from Liverpool has seemingly prompted Levy and sporting director Franco Baldini to up their price for the Valencia captain, and they now seem destined to get their man.

Valencia manager Miroslav Dukic hoped to keep the 28-year-old in Spain, but now appears resigned to losing his star striker.

“If his exit to Tottenham is confirmed, we will wish him all the luck in the world,” Dukic said.

“I spoke with Roberto this morning, he is a great professional and he will be a huge loss if he leaves.”

The news will come as welcome relief to Tottenham fans, who have been anxious to see the club fork out money for a top striker for some time.

The news will also go some way to convincing unsettled winger Gareth Bale of the club’s ambition ahead of the new season.

Bale is the current subject of strong interest from Real Madrid, who are reportedly preparing a world record offer for the Welshman.

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas will hope the signing of a man who has a record of 81 La Liga goals in 141 appearances for Valencia, will go some way towards convincing Bale to stay at White Hart Lane.

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