Tottenham Hotspur’s biggest summer decision will be over the future of Roberto Soldado

Roberto Soldado

Roberto Soldado has been struggling for almost two years now. Should Tottenham Hotspur sell him in the summer transfer window?

Like every summer, Premier League outfit Tottenham Hotspur are likely to be busy this time around.

Given their large squad and the number of players who are currently not playing much, Spurs will likely offload some.

While the likes of Vlad Chiriches, Paulinho and Younes Kaboul will be easy decisions for manager Mauricio Pochettino and chairman Daniel Levy, it will be tough for them to decide on what to do with Roberto Soldado.

The only area where Spurs need to reinforce in the summer is their attack. With Emmanuel Adebayor frozen out of the squad, it looks likely that his time at White Hart Lane is up, but could Soldado be given one last chance?

The Spain international moved to Tottenham from Spanish club Valencia in the summer of 2013 for a transfer fee of £26 million, according to BBC Sport.

It is evident that it has been a waste of money, and common sense dictates that Spurs will not be able to sell the 29-year-old for anywhere near that figure - not this summer, not ever.

Last season Soldado could score only six goals in the Premier League and just three in the Europa League.

This term, the former Real Madrid man has found the target only once each in the league and in the Europa League.

Selling Soldado in the summer transfer window would seem like a good idea to many, but by doing so, Tottenham would be making huge a loss.

Chairman Levy is not someone would likes to make a loss on his ‘assets’, which means that Soldado could be given one more season to prove himself in the Premier League.

The Spaniard works hard in training and is very humble, and he is not a disruptive influence in the dressing room.

Moreover, during Tottenham’s Premier League clash against Leicester City last weekend, Soldado was publicly cheering Harry Kane.

Soldado missed the game due to injury, but he had no problems in revelling in Kane’s hat-trick heroics at White Hart Lane.

Soldado appears to have conceded that he will be second fiddle to Kane, something that an incoming striker may not do.

If Tottenham go and buy a striker in the summer, he will likely want more playing time, which at the moment may not be possible due to Pochettino’s system and Kane’s form.

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