Valencia may well have secured David Villa’s future at the Mestalla, but another superbly talented Spaniard is being hotly pursued by Tottenham.
Joaquín is set to be the player that Valencia have to off-load this summer in order to balance the books and Tottenham Hotspur could be ready to match his asking price.
The 26-year-old has demanded answers from the club in recent weeks about their plans for him after los Ché persuaded both David Villa and David Silva to stay, according to Marca.
Valencia made it clear towards the end of last term that they would have to sell one of their big names and it now appears that Joaquín will be allowed to leave for the right price.
Juande Ramos is a fan of the right-sided winger and looks set to offer him a chance to resurrect his career in the Premier League as part of his new look side at White Hart Lane.
Valencia’s asking price of €20m (16m) could be negotiable, but would not be out of Tottenham’s reach and if Valencia tell the player that they will listen then he will help speed up any transfer. (goal.com)
Joaquin is an old-fashioned winger who loves bombing down the wing and, more often than not, delivering a delightful cross to his welcoming team-mates. After a solid season in La Liga, it was somewhat of a shock that Luis Aragones decided to overlook the former Real Betis man in his final Euro squad. Obviously, the speculation linking the 26-year-old to White Hart Lane will further fuel speculation that fellow right-winger Aaron Lennon may not have much of a future at the club. Do Spurs fans feel that Joaquin would be a better bet than the England wideman?