Spurs eye Valencia striker Soldado to kick-start Premier League title challenge

By Joe Bernstein

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Tottenham are stepping up their interest in Spanish striker Roberto Soldado as chairman Daniel Levy seeks to build a team around Gareth Bale that can challenge for the  Premier League title next season.

While Bale is finding out tonight if he has won the PFA Player of the Year award, a  delegation from Spurs will be in the Basque city of San Sebastian watching Soldado, 27, play for Valencia against Real Sociedad.

Lane-bound? Tottenham could be lining up a move for Valencia striker Roberto Soldado

Lane-bound? Tottenham could be lining up a move for Valencia striker Roberto Soldado

Applause: Spurs want Soldado to be part of a rebuild around Gareth Bale to challenge for the title

Applause: Spurs want Soldado to be part of a rebuild around Gareth Bale to challenge for the title

Soldado, who started his career at Real Madrid, has been one of the most consistent  scorers in Spain with 70 goals in 105 starts in three seasons for Valencia after signing from Getafe as a replacement for David Villa.

His 22 goals this season have kept Valencia in contention for a Champions League place in fifth, two points behind Sociedad.

Although quoted 30million for Soldado a year ago, Tottenham may be able to knock the fee down to 20m due to Valencia’s financial problems, like other Spanish clubs.

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Warchest: Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas will be tasked with rebuilding his side

Dejected: Spurs dropped points in the race for fourth place by drawing 2-2 at Wigan

Dejected: Spurs dropped points in the race for fourth place by drawing 2-2 at Wigan

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Levy is confident of convincing Bale his ambitions can be realised at White Hart Lane. Spurs, whose 2-2 Premier League draw at Wigan dented their hopes of a top-four finish, rate Bale at 70m believe he will want to stay in the Premier League.

The Welshman has become a father for the first time and is being paid well to promote BT Vision, who will show Premier League football next season.

Spurs intend to sign at least one forward in addition to Soldado, with QPR’s Loic Remy, Edin Dzeko of Manchester City, Southampton’s Rickie Lambert and Leandro Damiao, of Brazilian club Internacional, possibilities.

New partner? Southampton striker Rickie Lambert could also be heading to White Hart Lane

New partner? Southampton striker Rickie Lambert could also be heading to White Hart Lane

 


 

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Would Love To Have Him In The Premier League !!!

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Arsenal fan mocking a spurs fan over a title challenge? Come back when your team does the same. - IrishLad, belfast, United Kingdom, 28/04/2013 02:12 ---------- Been there, done that at Anfield, at Old Trafford and at WHL. We've even done it undefeated!! Remind me of The Spuds achievements again?

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Hmm, is he good enough to take Spurs to the next level?

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Spurs are a very good team. They need a striker and a winger and they CAN challenge for the title..

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Hahahahahah. The spuds win Premiership? Hahahahahah. Comedy genius.

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Spurs are a class team! This would be an excellent addition. Soldado, Defoe and Dempsey as strikers would be great! You can get rid of Adebayuseless! Spurs are easily capable of challenging for the leauge as they arguabl have one of the best squads in the leauge. Hopefully you lot can keep Bale as well.

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We are a club building for the future, work on new stadium has started, a state of the art new training facility a good home grown youth team which just incase the armchair gooners on here didn't know beat their under 21s last Monday 1nil, it does annoy me that we have lost silly points to the likes of Wigan but took 4 points from Man utd!

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"Bale player of the year and spurs arent confirmed top four yet whereas rvp top scorer and won it for manu with a few games to spare. RIP LOGIC" Strange logic there matey. You are comparing the performance of two TEAMS while talking about the PLAYER of the year.

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I like the way it says: bluemoon, Manchester, United...

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challenge for the title? Yer havin a laugh right?!

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