Soldado future 'in hands of Spurs'

Valencia sporting director Braulio Ortiz says Roberto Soldado's future "is in the hands of Spurs" as he eyes replacements.

Last Updated: 31/07/13 at 16:44 Post Comment

Roberto Soldado: Will be hard to replace for Los Che

Roberto Soldado: Will be hard to replace for Los Che

Valencia sporting director Braulio Ortiz says Roberto Soldado's future "is in the hands of Spurs" as he eyes replacements for the striker.

Having been linked with Chelsea hitman Fernando Torres this week, as well as Arsenal's Olivier Giroud and a possible loan move for Manchester United's Mexico forward Javier Hernandez, Los Che are assessing their options whilst Soldado completes his move to Tottenham.

However, Ortiz believes Valencia would need to bolster their attacking options even without the imminent departure of Soldado.

"Those targets are true," Ortiz said.

"Not directly associated with the Soldado subject, but additions are necessary to maintain our chances for success next season.

"Soldado's future is in the hands of Spurs."

Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas recently confirmed an interest in Soldado, and a deal is believed to be edging ever closer.

Valencia president Amadeo Salvo last week warned Tottenham that they will have to meet the 30million euros (£26million) buy-out clause if they are to prise him away from the Mestalla.

Salvo said at the time that the Primera Division club never had any intention of selling Soldado, but now appears resigned to losing him.

"The agreement with Tottenham is total," Salvo is quoted as saying at a restaurant in La Patacona by lasprovincias.es.

"A problem has arisen with the (player's) agents,'' he added. "(If it is resolved) he will go."

Only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have scored more goals in La Liga than Soldado over the past four seasons, and replacing the 28-year-old won't be easy with the financial constraints Valencia are currently working with, a fact Ortiz is all too aware of.

"We have a long list of interesting names, but money is key to the subject," he added.

"The economic situation obliges Valencia to support a strategy and loans could be key this summer."


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