Transfer news: Tottenham must meet €30m buy-out clause to sign Valencia striker Roberto Soldado
Valencia warn Spurs they will not allowed the striker to leave otherwise
Wednesday 24 July 2013
Tottenham will have to meet the €30million buy-out clause in Roberto Soldado's contract if they are to pry striker from Valencia, the Primera Division club's president Amadeo Salvo has warned.
Tottenham coach Andre Villas-Boas admitted at a press conference today that Soldado was one of the strikers they were interested in, while Spurs' director of football Franco Baldini reportedly travelled to Spain for talks with Valencia yesterday.
However, if the Barclays Premier League side want to sign the Spain international they will have to stump up the full €30million (£26million) with Valencia refusing to accept anything less.
"Valencia have never had any intention of selling Soldado. If he goes it is because of contractual reasons, for €30 millions, not a cent less or a cent more, and the buying club must accept Valencia's conditions of payment," Salvo told a press conference.
"We listened (to Spurs) and we said what we always say, that it's €30million, that the player must decide if he wants to go, and that the conditions of payment are what they are."
Former Real Madrid striker Soldado joined Valencia from Getafe in 2010 and scored 24 goals for Los Che in the Primera Division last season.
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