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

Latest Articles

Transfer news: Cardiff send Ravel Morrison back to West Ham on compassionate leave

Post comment

Ravel Morrison has returned to parent club West Ham from Cardiff City on compassionate leave.

Transfer news: Brighton boss Sami Hyypia weighing up move for France international Alou Diarra

Post comment

Brighton boss Sami Hyypia is weighing up a move for former France captain Alou Diarra.

All Articles

Roberto Soldado: Will be hard to replace

Roberto Soldado: Will be hard to replace

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."


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet


Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Footer 365

Capital One Cup: Tottenham thump Newcastle 4-0 to reach the semi-finals

Tottenham thrashed Newcastle United 4-0 at White Hart Lane to reach the Capital One Cup semi-finals.

Premier League: Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge to be treated by Boston Red Sox staff

Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge is set to spend Christmas in Boston as he continues to receive treatment on a thigh injury.

League Two: Hartlepool's new manager Ronnie Moore ready for 'biggest job'

Hartlepool's new manager Ronnie Moore says he is taking on "the biggest job in English football".

Mail Box

Pulis To Liverpool Might Just Work

One Mailboxer believes that Tony Pulis managing Liverpool isn't as silly as you might think. Plus Bournemouth aren't that romantic and we're all guilty of ignoring Everton...

It's Not As Simple As Losing Luis Suarez...

That's the view of Liverpool fans in the mailbox as the Reds continue to struggle without their talisman. Suarez isn't doing particularly well at Barca either, it should be said...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property