Turkish champions Galatasaray are ready with a double swoop for Arsenal’s Lucas Podolski and Tottenham Hotspurs’ Roberto Soldado according to Express.
Both players have endured difficulties in adapting to English football and have not delivered as expected during their arrival at their respective clubs.
Podolski made only 13 appearances for Arsenal in 2014-15 before moving to Serie A side Inter Milan. In Italy too he had a torrid spell scoring just once in 18 games for the Milan based outfit.
The 30-year old has returned to Emirates Stadium since and has recently admitted that he want a move away from London as he wants more first-team football.Podolski earns £100,000-a-week at Arsenal and has one year left in his current deal.
As per Daily Mail, Galatasaray will offer £1.5 million to Arsenal for Podolski’s services. The German international has already agreed personal terms with the Turkish club.
Meanwhile, Soldado is deemed surplus to requirements at White Hart Lane as manager Mauricio Pochettino is ready to offload the Spaniard in order to make room for reinforcement this summer.
Spurs, however, won’t be able to recoup a majority of the £26 million fee they paid to Valencia for Soldado.Galatasaray are confident of agreeing a deal valued at £9million, as reported by Mirror. The 30-year old is contracted with Spurs till 2017.The Istanbul based club want a new look Galatasaray attack and luring both the German and the Spaniard will strengthen their roster even further.
Galatasaray admit interest
Galatasaray manager Hamza Hamzaoglu has expressed that the club is interested in signing both the players and will wait for further developments before divulging any news regarding the issue.
The Turk Telecom Arena outfit can offer Champions League football next season.
According to WhoScored Podolski’s key strengths are holding the ball,passing and free-kicks while finishing,passing and direct free-kicks are qualities of Soldado.
There is a high possibility of both deals going through and Galatasaray getting their wish of landing both the players in the coming days.