Roberto Soldado is a striker with a prolific record who if available will attract the attentions of clubs across Europe.
He has been linked with Tottenham at various intervals in 2013, and he is a forward who would no doubt be a dangerous addition to their attack.
The 27-year-old has four goals in six appearances for Spain, and this season 25 goals in 43 games for Valencia, including 19 in La Liga.
Valencia like Tottenham, presently lie in fifth and are in danger of missing out on Champions League qualification, a competition in which Soldado netted four goals this season, firing his club through to the knockout stages before their elimination at the hands of Bayern Munich.
Last night Soldado was quizzed on his future and had this to say:
"I signed a contract just a year ago and would like to spend much time with this shirt, but it all depends on the club.
"I'm not sure if the company needs to sell to make cash."
The very fact Soldado is discussing his worries over the club's finances shows there are issues at the club, with a number of Spanish sides feeling the strain.
Clubs in the Premier League, inspired by Swansea's bargains last summer, are bound to be hunting for similar value buys, and Soldado would be just that.
Even at around 15 million Euros he would be a superb signing, and despite his wondergoal last night, an upgrade on Emmanuel Adebayor for Spurs.
Soldado's wishes to stay shouldn't be ignored, but he is bracing himself that he may have to be moved on.
Much will depend on Valencia's ability to haul in fourth placed Real Sociedad's two point advantage over them, which with four games remaining is very possible.
So as well as crossing one set of fingers that Arsenal slip up in the Premier League, they may want to cross the other set that Real Sociedad don't do the same.
Would Soldado be a great summer signing for Spurs? What do you make of his comments?
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