Liverpool Set To Hijack Spurs Move For Soldado By Triggering £26m Release Clause

By on July 23, 2013

With the summer transfer window now open, there is plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, could Liverpool hijack Tottenham’s move for Roberto Soldado?

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Liverpool look set to hijack Tottenham’s move for Roberto Soldado after the north Londoners failed to agree a fee with Valencia, according to talkSPORT.

Spurs director of football, Franco Baldini, was in Spain on Monday holding talks with Valencia over the potential signing of the 28-year-old hitman. However, it’s believed he returned back to the UK after failing to agree a fee.

The Guardian suggest Spurs were unwilling to meet the Spanish international’s £26m release clause with Daniel Levy standing firm with his offer of £22m.

This impasse has now opened the door to Liverpool and talkSPORT claim the Merseysiders are set to hijack Tottenham’s move by agreeing to pay Valencia the full £26m asking price, with boss Brendan Rodgers understood to be keen to take Soldado to Anfield as a potential replacement for Luis Suarez – who is trying to force a move away this summer.

The news will no doubt come as a blow to Spurs, who looked set to snap up the prolific hitman after missing out on both David Villa and Christian Benteke already this summer.

Of course this is just speculation at this time and until anything official is released, anything can still happen. Spurs have already held talks with the player so they may still consider themselves as favourites for his signature, but with Liverpool seemingly prepared to pay the fee required to release him from his contract at Valencia, Soldado could be heading to Anfield, not White Hart Lane, this summer.

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10 Comments

  1. Ray

    July 23, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Yes and pigs will someday fly.

    • Albert Hagan

      July 23, 2013 at 4:17 pm

      Same day spurs win the league or the champions league

  2. caveman

    July 23, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    Please either quote credible source or don’t write rubbish.

  3. Andy

    July 23, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    Liverpool are not in the running according to the Liverpool manager.
    yes Levy may have bid £22 million but then there are add-ons. This would put the deal at around £27.5 million. Saldado has also stated that he wants European football this is something Liverpool cannot offer Saldado. This is literately rumours and hear-say. Spurs also will be able to pay cash something that the Liverpool will not be able to do until they sell Sourez…..

    • Danno

      July 23, 2013 at 4:07 pm

      Who says liverpool have no money TOSSERS LIKE YOU ( IDIOT ) What was the last thing your pathetic club actually won.CAT GOT YOUR TONGUE 😉 I thought so another spurs fan who isn’t even English…

      • Albert Hagan

        July 23, 2013 at 4:14 pm

        What does that mean “ain’t even English”
        I agree he’s ignorant but u didn’t have to go there.
        U being “English” should know of the worldwide reach of the EPL. That’s one of the reasons its the best league in world.

  4. rocktat

    July 23, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    we wont sign soldado levi wont pay the money im afraid another striker gone under our noses

  5. Albert Hagan

    July 23, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Are you trying to say spurs are richer than Liverpool get serious.

    • Jumbo

      July 23, 2013 at 4:24 pm

      Obviously Liverpool have historically been a more successful club, but in terms of financial muscle, the reality is there is little between the two clubs. This is why the seem to clash on so many transfer targets, as the reality is they are generally competing for players the richest teams don’t pursue … barca/Madrid/bayern + oligarch clubs like Psg, Chelsea, man city… I suspect the reality is , if soldado does go to Liverpool, it will mean Suarez is on his way. Soldado is good but not worth 25 million to any club run like a commercial business (like arsenal, spurs and Liverpool), only to Arab/Russian run clubs intent on wasting their countries natural resources on football clubs.

  6. Bob

    July 23, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    For anything over 18 million, Liverpool can have him. It’s dead money of which little if any money will be recouped in the future. Spurs need to concentrate on the stadium build to increase finances and bigger players should come. I personally wouldn’t mind two of cisse, remy (court pending) or michu. I find it hard to believe that levy is sanctioning the soldado deal and it wasn’t a different Valencia player we were after. Coys

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