Tottenham‘s technical director Franco Baldini is reportedly in Spain to negotiate the transfer of Valencia striker Roberto Soldado.
Although the reports aren’t officially confirmed, rumors are mounting that Soldado is likely to be the latest signing of Tottenham’s already-busy summer transfer window. With Nacer Chadli adding to Paulinho, Soldado would become Tottenham’s third major signing of the window as Andre Villas-Boas looks set to launch an assault on the top of the Premier League.
Soldado is a proven, experienced goal-scorer, and he’s certainly not a cheap one with a buy-out clause of €30 million. According to the reports, Tottenham will have to smash their transfer record to secure his services. The veteran should add a new dimension to Tottenham’s team, providing an outlet consistently for the creative players at White Hart Lane.
Another area where Spurs fans will be hoping for their team to strengthen is the left-back position. Questions have been raised for a number of seasons surrounding Benoit Assou-Ekotto‘s performance, but thus far the club hasn’t looked to sign a full-back.
With Gareth Bale looking set to stay at Tottenham, they may have one of their strongest teams in years.
There are likely to be a few departures, with Scott Parker, Tom Huddlestone and Emmanuel Adebayor all linked to exits. Removing the less effective players who earn big wages by Spurs’ standards is critical to the club’s future, as they should seek to move assets on who are not performing at the required level.