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Transfer Truth: The Truth On Latest Soldado To Tottenham News

Posted on Aug 1st, 2013 by James Ellaby

It's been a long time coming, but it looks like Tottenham Hotspur are going to sign Roberto Soldado after all. A fine signing it is too.

Soldado: Transfer Truth: 90%
The Spanish international striker has been linked with them all summer and Spurs have tried a number of bids to get him, with Franco Baldini meeting with Valencia officials to smooth things out.

However, as we previously reported all Tottenham needed to do to seal the deal was offer the €30m required to trigger Soldado's release clause and they would have their man. It looks like a £25.8m bid has been enough to seal the deal and Soldado has been left out of their squad for a tour to the United States.

A tax deadline on Saturday has helped hurry things along, giving Los Che an incentive to sell him quickly, and all that remains is for the i's to be dotted and t's to be crossed. According to Valenciapresident Amadeo Salvo:

The deal with Tottenham has been completed. A problem with Soldado's agents has come up and the player will not leave the club until a solution has been found.

Having scored 30 goals in 46 appearances for Valencia last season, as well as establishing himself a key player in the national team set-up, Soldado is a man in great form. When we recently looked at how good Soldado is we were hugely impressed by his stats.

He had also been linked with a move to Liverpool as a potential replacement for Luis Suarez, but it seems that Spurs have been able to act quickly to snap him up before the Reds were able to get involved.

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With a quote from Valencia's president confirming that a deal has been completed, we can be confident that this is way more than just paper talk.

However, transfers have fallen apart at this stage before over personal terms or even agent fees, so Soldado isn't a Spurs player just yet but it seems that only some form of agent based greed could derail this one.

One thing for certain is that if it does go ahead, his signing will be a major coup for Andre Villas-Boas.

Likeliness of Signing: 90%
Fit at Club: 90%

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