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Tottenham on verge of striker swoop

Valencia Striker Roberto SoldadoTottenham are extremely close to signing summer target Roberto Soldado from Valencia, according to The Guardian.

The 28-year-old Spanish international has previously indicated he would like to try his luck in England after plying his trade in his homeland his whole career. Soldado has proved himself to be a coveted goal scorer over the past few years scoring 20 or more goals in every season since 2009.

Andre-Villas Boas is known to want to strengthen this area of the Spurs team and Soldado will provide an extra dimension to incumbent strikers Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor.

The news emerges after Tottenham improved their opening bid of €24million. Valencia are understood to be holding out for closer to €30million. Any deal will undoubtedly go through intense negotiation with Daniel Levy who is known to be a tough adjudicator.

However the Spanish club now admit Tottenham are within touching distance as it emerged Franco Baldini will travel to Spain to thrash out the final details of the deal. Valencia may be forced to sell quicker than they’d like due to a financial crisis engulfing the Spanish club.

Liverpool are also said to be interested if the deal with Spurs falls through. Soldado would become the latest in a line of Spanish players to join Premier League teams from the Valencia squad in recent years – namely David Silva and Juan Mata.

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