Tottenham fans are looking downcast here in the Football Transfer Tavern at the latest news coming from Metro who claim that the club have seen their bid for Valencia forward Roberto Soldado fail.
Andre Villas-Boas is trying in vain to land the Spanish international and has seen initial bids rejected.
One thing we do know about the North London side and Daniel Levy more specifically is the fact that he will not spend money on players he does not think have reputable sell-on value and given Soldado’s age it is likely that Spurs will be his final big contract should he make a move to White Hart Lane – hence the reluctance to meet the buy out clause.
That has not deterred Valencia however who are looking to hold out on their initial valuation and are determined that if their star man should leave, the full £26 million will be recouped.
The club president Amadeo Salvo noted that: “Soldado can go if he wants – for €30million and under our conditions.
“Valencia never had any intention of selling Soldado. If he goes then it is because the €30million figure has been met, not a cent less or a cent more.
“The buying club will also have to accept Valencia’s conditions of payment also.
“We agreed to meet Tottenham again to discuss the ways of paying and we did that because we understood that his buy-out clause would be met.
“Speaking about ways that deals are paid is normal and this will be done in a way that suits the financial department of Valencia and not that of any other clubs.”
Salvo added: “Valencia has not changed its position. Soldado is an extremely important player for us and we don’t want to sell him.”
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