Why Pochettino's main reason for keeping Soldado at Spurs doesn't make sense

Roberto Soldado

Tottenham Hotspur should simply cut their losses with Roberto Soldado during this transfer window.

The Telegraph have reported that Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino is keen to keep hold of Roberto Soldado because he fears a lack of cover if he does let him go.

Bayer Leverkusen and Inter Milan are amongst the teams looking at Soldado, but the deal seems a tough one to strike up because of Pochettino's reluctance to allow him to leave. 

However, the Argentine must place his anxiety to one side and allow the striker to end his spell at White Hart Lane this month. 

Soldado will never turn into the goalscorer that Tottenham wanted him to be when they expended so much money to sign him from Valencia in 2013. 

The Spaniard has consistently looked off the pace and has struggled to adapt to the Premier League and there are no signs that he will ever be ready to lead the line for Spurs

Instead, he seems to be regressing rather than progressing. Pochettino has placed faith in Soldado and given him ample opportunity this campaign, but his performances have fallen well short. 

With Harry Kane's enthusiastic and clinical showings regularly on display for Spurs this term, Soldado's own standards have been shown up. 

Put simply, the 29-year-old is nowhere near the quality required to represent a team of Tottenham's ambitions and keeping him because of a lack of other options is at a detriment to the player and the side. 

There must be a potential worry that Soldado's value is depreciating by the week and even though Spurs will never get back what they paid for him this may be the point when he is worth the most. 

It is also hard not to think that, even if Spurs were unable to land a striker before the window closes, their current squad couldn't cope.

Nacer Chadli and Andros Townsend could be utilised as emergency centre-forwards, while Emmanuel Adebayor has actually proven himself to be a match-winner in the Premier League, even if his form at the moment is poor. 

All in all, losing Soldado may be a concern for Pochettino, but with his form so poor he will be no loss to the side and the ability to make some money without losing any quality is one that Spurs should take up. 

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