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Tottenham Flop In Talks Over Atletico Madrid Transfer On Season-Long Loan

Spurs to offload big-money flop to La Liga.

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Atletico Madrid are interested in taking Tottenham Hotspur striker Roberto Soldado on a season-long loan from the club, according to Spanish publication Marca.

The La Liga champions are in the market for new signings upfront after seeing both Diego Costa and David Villa leave this summer, though they have already brought in Mario Mandzukic from Bayern Munich and Antoine Griezmann from Real Sociedad.

Still, with Soldado looking like being available after a disappointing spell at White Hart Lane following his £26m move from Valencia last summer, it may be that Atletico will look to pounce on the chance to bring the centre-forward back to La Liga.

Soldado had been a prolific scorer during his time in Spain, but struggled badly in his first season in English football, scoring most of his goals from the penalty spot and looking ineffective upfront for Tottenham.

However, with a loan move looking relatively risk-free for Atletico manager Diego Simeone, this could be a good opportunity for the talented Argentine coach to revive the career of the 29-year-old without paying a transfer fee.

This will be something as a blow for Spurs, however, who would benefit little from loaning out an ageing player, who will have little in the way of re-sale value next summer.

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