Tottenham strike deal for Soldado

Valencia striker to have medical before transfer believed to be worth €30 million

Valencia have agreed deal to sell Roberto Soldado to Tottenham

Valencia have agreed deal to sell Roberto Soldado to Tottenham

 

Tottenham have agreed a deal to sign Valencia striker Roberto Soldado, subject to a medical.

The Premier League club’s need for attacking reinforcements has been well documented, as has their desire to bring in the Spain international.

And the club took a significant step towards getting their man by confirming a fee had been struck for the 28-year-old who has been a prolific goalscorer in the Primera Division.

Tottenham’s technical director, Franco Baldini, has spent time in Valencia to broker the deal, which will end Andre Villas-Boas’s search for a centre-forward.

Tottenham are looking forward to welcoming the 28-year-old Spain international, who scored 30 goals in 46 appearances for Valencia last season.

Villas-Boas went through last season with Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor as his recognised, senior strikers.

Villas-Boas has allowed Steven Caulker to move to Cardiff City for around €10 million, which becomes a record transfer for the Welsh club. The move raised eyebrows in some quarters as Caulker had been touted as the future for Tottenham.

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