Why Tottenham shouldn't swap Roberto Soldado for 28-year-old Carlos Bacca

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The Daily Mirror has suggested Tottenham Hotspur could swap Roberto Soldado for Carlos Bacca.

The Daily Mirror has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur are considering a deal, which would see Roberto Soldado exchanged for Sevilla forward Carlos Bacca.

Soldado has struggled to find his best form ever since he moved to Tottenham but there are plenty of reasons Mauricio Pochettino and Daniel Levy should resist a deal, which would see them lose their Spanish striker.

The main one is that Bacca is a player who has had success in Spain, ten La Liga goals so far this season, which is a very different division from the Premier League.

Soldado also had a good record before he moved to Tottenham, but he struggled to adapt to the pace and physical nature of English football.

Soldado is now in a better position, with more experience of what playing football in England is like and there have been glimpses from this season that he has a role to play under Pochettino, such as the win against Everton.

It would also be an easier move to understand if Bacca was slightly younger.

He’s arguably at his peak right now, at 28-years-old, likely to decline as he gets into his 30s as opposed to getting better.

The situation would be different if he was a young, dynamic striker in his early 20s, looking for his first big European move.

He’s also a player who could potentially undo the good work and effort put in by Harry Kane to get to his current position.

Bacca is not a player who would take a move, considering his current status at Sevilla, where he’d be anything other than first choice.

Kane has been effective in different competitions and in different situations and the progress made in his career could be halted if he’s put on the back burner with Bacca coming in.

An extra striker before the end of this month would be useful because it gives Pochettino different options but Soldado leaving certainly isn’t the answer.

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