Leverkusen supremo reportedly rules out move for Tottenham's Roberto Soldado

Tottenham Hotspur striker Roberto Soldado may not be heading to Bayer Leverkusen despite recent reports to the contrary.

The managing director of Bayer Leverkusen has been speaking about Tottenham Hotspur’s Roberto Soldado according to a report from the London Evening Standard.

The Spanish forward has been linked with a move to the Bundesliga side, but Michael Schade was allegedly quick to pour cold water on those claims, which came from German newspaper Sport Bild.

Sky Deutschland reporter Laura Lutz told Sky Sports News HQ, “We talked to the managing director of Bayer Leverkusen and he says he doesn’t want his club to be linked with this player.

“They want to keep striker Josip Drmic, so if they keep him they won’t need Soldado. In Germany we think this move isn’t going to happen.”

Soldado has failed to replicate his best form since swapping Valencia for Tottenham in a £26million move.

The 29-year-old has scored just 15 goals in 61 appearances for Spurs, which is in stark contrast to the 82 goals he scored in 141 games for the La Liga club.

That said, if the comments attributed to Schade are to be believed, it does not appear Soldado will be heading to Leverkusen any time soon.

The question is: Will he remain at White Hart Lane to fight for a starting spot or will he head elsewhere while he still can?

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