Liverpool aim to pip Tottenham to Valencia striker Roberto Soldado
Tottenham could be set to miss out on yet another striker as Premier League rivals Liverpool attempt to hijack their move for Valencia striker Roberto Soldado.
Spurs have had a £17m bid for the Spain international rejected. Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is now considering a £22m offer to catapult his side to the front of the queue.
Soldado returns from holiday today and is due for talks on his future with the Valencia hierarchy.
The Spanish side’s sporting director Braulio Ortiz has already indicated that the player could well be on his way out.
He said: “We are sounding out the market because it’s necessary to have a ‘Plan B’ in this situation.”
That situation is that the club missed out on Champions League football and has been in a financially precarious situation for several years.
The Daily Star reports that Soldado is now Liverpool’s top striking target after Christian Benteke opted to stay at Aston Villa.
The 28-year-old has a £30m release clause, but both Spurs and Liverpool are hopeful of signing him for less than that.