Roberto Soldado close to Spurs switch

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Tottenham are close to signing to striker target Roberto Soldado from Valencia, according to The Guardian.

Tottenham only have two real striking options in Jermain Defoe and the inconsistent Emmanuel Adebayor.

Andre Villas-Boas wants to add to his current strike force this summer transfer window, and has already been snubbed by David Villa who opted to join Atletico Madrid.

Meanwhile, Christian Benteke agreed a new contract at Aston Villa after reports suggested Spurs were leading the chase for the player's signature.

Tottenham have now turned their attentions to Roberto Soldado and seem to be closing in on their man.

The north London outfit moved a step closer to signing the Spanish international as the Valencia president, Amadeo Salvo, said Tottenham are not far from meeting the €30 million asking price - Soldado's release clause.

Franco Baldini, Tottenham’s director of football, met with Soldado's agent on Monday morning and Tottenham have since improved their original bid.

The 28-year-old striker has proved himself to be a consistent goalscorer over the last few years, scoring over 17 goals or more a season.

He is set to become an established member of the Spain national squad and would undoubtedly add an extra dimension to Spurs front line.


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