Tottenham and Liverpool are prepared to pay Valencia striker Robert Soldado's release clause, according to Spanish paper AS.

Valencia are in financial difficulty and may be forced to sell their prized asset, Soldado. Liverpool and Spurs are said to be interested.

Spurs are in need of striking reinforcements, with Emmanuel Adebayor and Jermain Defoe misfiring last season. Adebayor is set to make way for a new striker.

The London club are set to turn to Soldado after missing out on other targets David Villa, who joined Atletico Madrid, and Christian Benteke who decided to stay at Aston Villa.

Liverpool are only expected to move for Soldado if Luis Suarez leaves the club this summer. Arsenal, Chelsea and Real Madrid are all chasing Suarez's signature. 

Soldado's release clause is claimed to be €30m. Liverpool will have the money after Suarez's possible sale but Spurs are expected to make a move regardless.

Soldado is Valencia's current captain and spearhead of the Spanish side. He has scored 81 goals in 141 appearances for Valencia.

Soldado recently broke back into the Spanish squad after being part of the Spain squad who made it to the final of the Confederation's Cup. He has scored six goals in 11 caps for Spain.

The prolific striker is tailor-made for the English game. He has the ability to hold the ball up and bring others into the game and with his strength he will have no problems with the physical nature of English football.

Soldado would be great signing for either side. He is prolific in front of goal and would more than replace Suarez at Liverpool or fire Spurs to the Champions League.


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