Report: Tottenham's Roberto Soldado on Bayer Leverkusen's radar

Roberto Soldado

Bayer Leverkusen could look to Tottenham's Roberto Soldado if fellow striker Josip Drmic leaves this month, according to reports in Germany.

Tottenham Hotspur striker Roberto Soldado is a potential transfer target for Bayer Leverkusen this month, according to SportBild.

Leverkusen face a dilemma at present over the future of fellow front man Josip Drmic, who is looking to leave the German club after struggling to break into the starting line-up so far this season.

Bundesliga rivals Hamburg are keen on a move for the Switzerland international, but chairman Michael Schade has stressed that he will not be allowed to depart unless a replacement is lined up.

"I understand that Josip Drmic is not happy with the situation," he told the German newspaper. "But he plays a strategic role. We cannot go into the second half [of the season] with only one striker.”

SportBild have reported, however, that Leverkusen have enquired about the status of Soldado in recent weeks, and could revisit their interest ahead of a potential Drmic sale.

The Spaniard, 29, has endured a torrid time at White Hart Lane since arriving from Valencia in August 2013 for £26 million, and has just four goals in 21 total appearances so far this season.

Nevertheless, with Tottenham’s only other options up top being Harry Kane and Emmanuel Adebayor, who himself has been linked with a move away this month, it seems doubtful that manager Mauricio Pochettino would allow him to leave unless another forward is brought in.

It should be noted, though, that Calciomercato.it have also claimed that Roma will consider a bid for Soldado should the unsettled Mattia Destro move on in the coming weeks, suggesting that he could well be on the market.

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