Spain and Tottenham flop plotting escape to Inter Milan

After failing to make Spain’s squad for the World Cup in Brazil following a season of struggle in the Premier League, Roberto Soldado could leave Spurs.

Roberto Soldado’s brief spell at White Hart Lane could be coming to an end with Inter Milan reportedly keen on ending the Spaniard’s Tottenham nightmare.

Signed by Spurs from Valencia for £26 million last August, big things were expected of the 29-year-old who excelled with Los Che in La Liga, scoring 81 goals in 141 games for the Spanish club.

However, despite an early run of penalties, Soldado managed just 11 goals in 36 appearances for the Lilywhites, eventually finding himself falling behind youngster Harry Kane in the Tottenham pecking order under Tim Sherwood.

The Spaniard must have hoped for a fresh start under Mauricio Pochettino, but reports that the Argentine was willing to use the ex-Valencia star as a makeweight in Tottenham’s bid for Sevilla full-back Alberto Moreno, suggests that Soldado could soon be on his way out of the club.

And one team thought to be keen on a deal for the striker is Inter Milan, with Calcio Mercato reporting that the Nerazzurri are keen on recruiting the striker while Napoli are keen on Sandro.

While a deal for the Brazilian looks unlikely, Spurs are thought to be open to allowing Soldado to leave as they look to recoup some of their initial outlay on the forward.

According to the report, Tottenham could be open to a deal that would see the Spaniard move on an initial season-long loan that Inter can make permanent for €12 million.

Soldado could be open to the move too as he looks to rebuild his international career having been excluded from Spain’s 30-man preliminary squad for the World Cup in Brazil.

The news comes days after Tottenham were linked with a surprise move for out-of-contract Chelsea forward Samuel Eto’o, who is thought to be keen on remaining in London.

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