Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 8/2/13
Roberto Soldado would love nothing more than to forge a strike partnership with Gareth Bale at Tottenham next season, as he traveled to London to complete his move from Valencia. Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas has been keen to bring in some attacking reinforcements and has long been an admirer of 28-year-old Soldado, a prolific goalscorer in the Primera Division. The deal, though, is likely to have cost the north London club around £26million - the buy-out clause which last week Valencia president Amadeo Salvo warned would have to be met to prise the striker away. If so, it would see Tottenham break the club transfer record set when they signed Paulinho for £17million from Corinthians earlier in the summer. However, were Bale to be sold to Real Madrid - who are ready to pay a world-record £85million for the Wales international - then that outlay on new players would be offset entirely, opening up the possibility of a move for Roma's Argentina forward Erik Lamela. Soldado, though, ...
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