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Analysing the Transfer Gossip – 2nd July: Part Two

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As we move in to the off-season an unprecedented amount of managerial movement around Europe will surely see an already frantic transfer market go in to overdrive. This will give plenty of opportunities for transfer rumour and gossip. So how much of it is realistic?

Part One is here - Analysing the Transfer Gossip – July 2: Part One

Tottenham have made a £17m offer for Valencia and Spain striker Roberto Soldado, 28.

Roberto Soldado

What’s the story? Spurs want a striker. We know this. And now Soldado is added to the list with Villa, Negredo and Benteke that they seem to be trying to choose from.

Does it make sense? Yes. Soldado is an all around striker and an exemplary finisher.

Is the price right? Yes. £17m seems good value. Kind of surprised Spurs didn’t get involved in the bidding for Mario Gomez at £15m.

Will it happen? 5/10 – First reports of this. However, Valencia are stuck in no man’s land at the moment between ambition and need to pay for the white elephant new stadium. They’ve sold Silva, Villa and Mata over recent years. Would Soldado be the final straw for their fans?

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