Soldado could be the key to Tottenham landing £12m Inter ace

The Spaniard was once linked with a move to the Nerazzurri and after being deemed surplus to requirements at Spurs, could be used to land Fredy Guarin.

If Tottenham Hotspur are serious about landing Inter Milan midfielder Fredy Guarin, then they could be best served by allowing Roberto Soldado to move in the opposite direction.

The Nerazzurri were previously linked with a €12 million move for the Spaniard, who struggled for goals in the Premier League last term, netting just six times in the top flight.

It had previously been thought that Soldado would remain at the club this term and attempt to resurrect his White Hart Lane career, but that assertion has now been cast into doubt following a series of media reports linking him with a Lilywhites exit.

The Daily Mail has identified the Spaniard as one of three big names – alongside Sandro and Andros Townsend – who could leave the club, while the Daily Mirror has linked the former Valencia hitman with a move to La Liga champions Atletico Madrid.

Until recently, however, it had appeared that any Inter move for Soldado was unlikely after the club completed the capture of Southampton outcast Pablo Osvaldo.

But once again that suggestion has been thrown into doubt after it emerged that the Italian club's Argentine goalscoring sensation Mauro Icardi was being scouted by a number of clubs, including Premier League runners-up Liverpool.

All of the sudden Tottenham’s reported interest in Nerazzurri midfielder Fredy Guarin takes on a fresh twist with any potential interest in Soldado opening up the possibility of a cash-plus-player deal.

At the time of writing Spurs are competing with Juventus for the Colombian’s signature, though Inter would undoubtedly favour selling to the Premier League side, rather than strengthening one of their rivals.

However with the likes of Chelsea previously expressing an interest in recruiting Guarin, that situation could change, meaning it would be in Tottenham’s best interests to push forward with a move.

Offering Soldado as part of any deal would certainly see them steal a march on their transfer rivals but the question remains as to whether  Daniel Levy would sanction such a deal.

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