#NoToSoldado - Atletico fans snub Tottenham flop on Twitter

Roberto Soldado

Atletico Madrid fans have made clear their feelings on Roberto Soldado.

Tottenham's £26 million striker Roberto Soldado did not enjoy a strong season at the club, and missed out on the Spanish World Cup squad.

A report in Marca last week claimed the forward wanted out of the club, and La Liga champions Atletico Madrid were subsequently linked.

Soldado may have been poor in his debut season in England but enjoyed a prolific four seasons with Valencia in Spain's top flight.

Atletico fans are not however keen to see him arrive. Marca subsequently report that supporters made their feelings very clear:

"Over the last few days, since the club's interest in him came to light, a mass movement has begun on social media under the hashtag #unAtléticosinSoldado (no Soldado for Atlético) which became a Trending Topic, making it very clear that the former Real Madrid, Osasuna, Getafe and Valencia player would not be warmly welcomed by Atlético's fanbase."

The report adds, 'under no circumstances' do fans want Soldado to become an Atletico player.

The reasons are not just due to his poor campaign with Spurs, more prominent in the minds of fans are clashes Soldado has had with Atletico players in the past, with the report adding:

"Like, for example, when he got involved in a fracas with Tiago in a Europa League match at the Mestalla or when he trod on Radamel Falcao's head after a corner, causing a rift with Atlético's Colombian striker."

It means a desirable escape route for Soldado is likely to be off the menu, but don't rule out a Valencia return.

Los Che have just been taken over by Singaporean businessman Peter Lim, who is scouring the market looking for potential signings, with Benfica's Rodrigo linked.

Soldado may be one player who will jump at the chance of joining, but they will have to convince Spurs into taking a substantial loss on the money they paid for him first.

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