• Posted on: 29 July 2013
  • By: isport

Tottenham only recently invested heavily in the transfer market by bringing Brazilian midfielder Paulinho for close to £ 20 million.

However, they appear to set to take the transfer spending beyond the £ 50 million mark this summer after manager Andre Villas-Boas has said that the club are interested in bringing Valencia striker Roberto Soldado. Villas-Boas has stated on several occasions that Tottenham are extremely light on the striker front.

The club has only Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor as the recognised as strikers. It is thought that Villas-Boas is not a huge fan of Adebayor after having not seen him perform to the best last season.

Adebayor has been linked with a move to Turkey in the last few weeks. The big news, though, comes in the form of the interest in Soldado, who has been amongst the top strikers in Spain for the last three years. The former Real Madrid striker has helped Valencia sustain a push for the Champions League spot despite being relatively low-budget.

He has a € 30 million release clause in his contract and Valencia have stated that they will sell the player only at this price. Villas-Boas has revealed that negotiations have been taking place between the two parties over the last few weeks.

"At the moment, he’s just one of the players we are interested in. It’s not a lie to anybody that we’ve been looking for a striker to strengthen our squad and to have more strength in depth. Roberto is one of the players we have been following and his career speaks for itself. He’s a great striker. But there isn’t a deal being struck at the moment, it’s just interest and conversations," said the Tottenham manager.

Even striker Jermain Defoe said a few weeks ago that he wanted the club to sign a new striker.