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.
Latest in Sport
Royal Rumble 2015: Roman Reigns triumphs after The Rock returns to set-up Wrestlemania showdown with Brock Lesnar
What time is the 2015 WWE Royal Rumble on? TV details and full card
Brighton 2 Arsenal 3 player ratings: Did Tomas Rosicky's performance and goal make him man of the match at Amex Stadium?
Liverpool transfer news and rumours: Glen Johnson to stay; Fabian Delph move goes up in flames; Marc-Andre Ter Stegen for loan deal
Brighton vs Arsenal match report: Tomas Rosicky inspirational as Gunners avoid scare
- 1 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
- 5 This crazy skiing video will leave you feeling queasy
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party