Striker unhappy with club president.
Valencia striker Roberto Soldado has launched an astonishing tirade on the club’s president Amaedo Salvo by claiming that he was forced out of the club because of a series of lies, Sky Sports reports.
The 28-year-old is on the verge of completing a £25.8 million move to Tottenham Hotspur – a club record deal, but made no bones about why he was making his way to the Premier League.
Speaking from Valencia airport as he prepared to fly out to London to undertake a medical with the north London outfit, he admitted that he was looking forward to adding a new chapter to his career, but also took a parting swipe at Salvo.
“I’m very hopeful,” he said. “But I’m leaving Valencia after three unforgettable years. But it’s a new project and a new change in my life for me and my family.
“It is a good deal for Valencia and for me. All this time I didn’t say a word to not harm Valencia’s club image and the transfer itself until everything was totally clear.
“I’m leaving because I don’t trust in the new (Valencia) project. The president all this time was telling me lies several times since I talked to him on the phone.
“I think the deal could have been done with sincerity but it was not.
“I wish Valencia all the best. They will always be in my heart.
“This decision was mine entirely and my family, no-one was pushing me to go.”