Valencia Manager Admits That Roberto Soldado Could Leave

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The Spanish striker has been heavily linked with a move to Tottenham.

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Valencia’s manager Miroslav Djukic has admitted that striker Roberto Soldado could leave the club this summer and a list of replacements is already being drawn up, Sky Sports reports.

Tottenham are thought to be frontrunners in the race to sign Soldado, with the North London club sending their technical director Franco Baldini to Spain to negotiate a deal.

Liverpool are also in the running to sign the prolific Spanish striker and Djukic admits that he has already begun looking at replacements.

“The possibility that he will leave is real,” Djukic is quoted as saying by local sports daily Super Deporte.

“Soldado is our striker and if he stays then he will be the reference point up front.”

Valencia are currently demanding that any interested clubs pay £25 million for Soldado, an amount that Spurs are refusing to pay.

Soldado himself is thought to be keen on a move to White Hart Lane but may need to hand in a transfer request to Valencia to force the club to lower their asking price.

However, that is unlikely to happen as Soldado is a firm fan favourite at Valencia and is known to have a lot of respect for the clubs supporters.

Spurs will not want to miss out on another striker this summer and may have to pay Valencia’s valuation to finally land the front-man.

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