Tottenham ready to take massive hit on flop signing

Tottenham are ready to take an £11m hit to get Roberto Soldado out of the White Hart Lane exit door, according to reports from The Express.

The Spaniard became Spurs’ record signing for a brief period last summer when he joined the Lilywhites from Valencia in a £26m deal.

He arrived with a reputation as a prolific forward thanks to a fruitful time in La Liga with Los Che and Getafe, yet in 27 Premier League outings he notched just six goals – the majority of which came from the penalty spot.

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There has been talk that new boss Mauricio Pochettino will give him a second chance, but now it is understood that the Londoners are prepared to take the hit and sell the 29-year-old.

Inter Milan are interested, and reports indicate that £15m is now seen as an acceptable figure for Soldado.

The experienced front-man was by no means Spurs’ only flop signing last year, with Erik Lamela – the man who usurped the striker’s £26m price tag by commanding a £30m fee – having struggled alongside Etienne Capoue, Paulinho and Nacer Chadli.