Monaco to find replacement for United signing in Tottenham Hotspur misfit?

Christian Eriksen and Soldado Spurs

One player has emerged as a shock contender to replace Manchester United bound Radamel Falcao at Monaco after enduring a difficult time at Spurs.

AS Monaco could be set to offer Roberto Soldado an escape from his Premier League nightmare at Tottenham, with the Spaniard reportedly identified as the man to replace Radamel Falcao.

According to a report in the Telegraph, the Principality club are lining up a bid for the 29-year-old, who struggled during his first season in the English top-flight, scoring six goals in the league all season.

Previously linked with moves to the likes of Inter Milan and Juventus, the Spaniard had previously been expected to remain at White Hart Lane for another season, having already found the net for the Lilywhites in the Europa League.

However a significant bid from AS Monaco could be enough to convince Spurs to cut their losses on the former Valencia forward, who has struggled for goals since moving to North London from Los Che in a deal worth £26 million,

A move to France could suit Soldado, with Monaco’s generous tax laws likely to make the transfer a tempting prospect.

The switch could also allow the Spaniard to regain some confident and earn a recall to the Spain national side ahead of Euro 2016 in France.

Soldado missed out on a place in La Roja’s World Cup squad this summer after suffering a drop-off in form at Tottenham.

Any deal could ultimately hinge on whether Spurs are successful in bringing Manchester United forward Danny Welbeck to the club, with the England international linked with a move away from Old Trafford in recent days.

Tottenham are thought to be keen on recruiting Welbeck, who has been told he can leave the Red Devils this summer.

The agreement could see Welbeck move on an initial season-long loan deal, with Spurs holding the option to make the move permanent at the end of the campaign.

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