Tottenham Hotspur look set to cut their losses on high-profile transfer flops Erik Lamela and Roberto Soldado, with the expensive duo nearing the White Hart Lane exit door.
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Tottenham transfer news
According to the Mirror, Spurs are nearing deals to offload two of the most high-profile transfer fails in the club’s history, and are in talks to sell both Soldado and Lamela.
The latter, who remains the club’s record signing, struggled to assert himself during his first campaign in England, following his 2013 arrival, and only showed glimpses of his class last term.
He made 25 Premier League starts, contributing seven assists and two goals, but is yet to justify the considerable £30 million outlay that Spurs spent to acquire his services two years ago.
A Serie A side—understood to be Juventus—are keen on the Argentine international, and are in talks with Tottenham over a deal.
The former Roma man is understood to want to remain at the club to realise his potential, but Mauricio Pochettino appears to cash in on this lucrative asset.
Similarly, another of Lamela’s transfer contemporaries, Roberto Soldado, appears to also be nearing an exit.
The Spain international moved to White Hart Lane for £26 million, but despite arriving with a hugely-credible scoring record from Valencia, the forward has wholly failed to ignite.
In fact, Soldado has become something of a joke figure at the North London giants, due to his hapless misfortune in front of goal.
Turkish giants Galatasaray are understood to have opened talks with Spurs concerning the Spaniard’s future, and he may be set for a departure over the coming weeks.
The Mirror add that Etienne Capoue and Benjamin Stambouli, other misfits, are being tracked by Watford, while Vlad Chiriches and Paulinho may have escape routes lined up in the shape of Basel and Guangzhou Evergrande respectively.