Inter Milan are being linked with a move to sign Tottenham Hotspur striker Roberto Soldado.
The Spaniard has struggled for consistency ever since his move to Spurs from Valencia and widespread reports suggest that the Serie A giants are keen on offering him a way out.
So why would Inter be any different?
Inter boss Walter Mazzarri reportedly believes that he’s the man who can get the best out of Soldado, helping him to find his killer instinct in front of goal, which has so rarely been evident during his Tottenham days.
“Walter Mazzarri believes he can help the 29-year-old recapture his once lethal form, and fire Inter back to Serie A prominence,” reports the Express.
If it’s a question of belief and confidence then surely Mauricio Pochettino has to be trusted.
He got the very best out of a young group of players at Southampton before he moved to Spurs, turning them into valuable players the South coast club cashed in on throughout the summer.
Where Inter could offer Soldado a different type of opportunity is by installing him as their number one striker and giving him the long run of games, which will allow him to improve his confidence.
The likeliness of Tottenham letting him go is difficult to predict but they are unlikely to do so unless they get a striker in at the club themselves in January.
Pochettino is currently limited in terms of his attacking options right at the top of the table and Soldado’s exit without a replacement would leave the boss with only two strikers to select from in Emmanuel Adebayor and Harry Kane.
Soldado is very much a confidence player but any belief from Mazzarri that he can instantly turn around the fortunes of a player who has seriously struggled after a solid spell in Spain is misguided.