Tottenham to Sell Flop to Help Fund La Liga Goal Machine Bid

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White Hart Lane side plan ambitious striker bid.

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Tottenham are ready to put in a hopeful bid for Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa, a move they will look to partially fund by selling Spanish flop Roberto Soldado according to CalcioMercato.

The White Hart Lane side have set their sights on Brazilian born forward Costa, who has scored 21 La Liga goals this season, and chairman Daniel Levy knows that a successful offer for the 25 year old would have to break the North London club’s transfer record, hence the need to sell before they can make such a bid.

Soldado arrived from Valencia last summer but has managed just five Premier League goals this term, a stat that is all the more woeful when you consider four of those goals were from the spot, and having forked out £26.5m for the 28 year old Tottenham will be lucky to recoup much more than half that sum at the end of the season.

Costa is on the wish-list of many of Europe’s ‘Elite’ and any vague hope of bringing the powerful forward to Spurs would vanish if Tim Sherwood doesn’t secure a Champions League berth for next season.

A run of two wins in five have left Tottenham six points off fourth placed Liverpool.

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