Tottenham Hotspur today announced that they have agreed a deal with Valencia for Roberto Soldado.
The Spanish striker is set to become Spurs’ third signing of the summer following the deals for Brazil international midfielder Paulinho and Belgium international winger Nacer Chadli. Soldado is set to undergo his medical in London in the next few days.
“We are delighted to announce that we have reached agreement with Valencia for the transfer of Roberto Soldado,” Spurs said.
The fee has not been disclosed but it is believed the White Hart Lane club have had meet the Spaniard’s buy-out clause of around £26 million to pry him away from cash-strapped Valencia.
Talks between the club appeared to break down last week with many feeling Spurs chairman Daniel Levy was unwilling to pay the full asking price. But it appears the club’s desperation for more strike options has driven Levy to stump up the cash, leading some to believe that the move will be financed by Gareth Bale’s move to Real Madrid.
The 28-year-old striker scored 30 goals for Valencia last season making him the top Spanish striker in Liga BBVA. The Spanish club are now being linked with a move for Chelsea forward Fernando Torres as they begin their search for a replacement.
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