Tottenham agree deal for Soldado

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Tottenham Hotspur and Valencia have reached an agreement over the transfer of Roberto Soldado, reports the Metro.

The Premier League side has reportedly agreed to pay the striker's release clause of £25million, moving quickly to seal the deal after reports emerged that Liverpool were set to enter the chase for the striker.

Tottenham had previously bid a £22 million plus add-ons offer for the 28-year-old but Valencia had rejected the offer, sending back the English side's sporting director Franco Baldini empty-handed from Spain.

At that point, Valencia's president Amadio Salvo had said : "Soldado can go if he wants - for €30 million and under our conditions.

"Valencia never had any intention of selling Soldado. If he goes then it is because the €30 million figure has been met, not a cent less or a cent more."

However, Soldado was not impressed with Tottenham's bid being rejected and is believed to have had informed the Spanish club about his intentions to join Spurs and egged them to accept the offer on table.

Several club officials were also apparently urging the president to accept whatever Tottenham was offering but Salvo was adamant that the striker's release clause will have to met in order for him to leave the club.

But with Liverpool reportedly willing to activate the Spanish international's exit clause to bring him to Merseyside, Tottenham's chairman Daniel Levy decided to act swiftly and match the release clause sealing the move for the Spanish striker.

According to reports, the two clubs have agreed on the fee being paid in a series of instalments and all that remains now is to agree the striker's personal terms and a medical, both of which are not expected to pose any problem.

Signing the striker is finally going to solve the north London club's miseries in their forward department and over-dependence on Gareth Bale, as the former Castilla product has a very good goal-scoring record. Soldado has found the net 81 times in 141 appearances for Los Che since he joined them in 2010.

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