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Roberto Soldado asks Valencia to let him join Tottenham. #THFC #LFC #VAL #ESP
Roberto Soldado has asked Valencia president Amadeo Salvo to come to a compromise with Tottenham over a transfer fee. Speaking earlier on Wednesday, Salvo said that "Soldado can go if he wants - for €30million and under our conditions", but has been pressed by the Spain international striker to allow a switch to the Premier League at a more reasonable valuation.
Having lost Soldado's compatriot David Villa to Atletico Madrid, Tottenham are increasingly confident of completing what would constitute a club-record transfer deal. Soldado, 28, has scored 59 goals in 101 La Liga appearances for Valencia over three seasons and has six goals from his 11 full internationals for Spain.
"It's not a lie to anybody that we've been looking for a striker to strengthen our squad and to have more strength in depth,” said Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas this week. "Roberto is one of the players we have been following and his career speaks for itself. He's a great striker. But there isn't a deal being struck at the moment, it's just interest and conversations."