Report: Galatasaray offer for struggling Soldado will see big Spurs loss

The Super Lig side are interested in ending Roberto Soldado's White Hart Lane nightmare.

European giants Galatasaray are pursuing Tottenham flop Roberto Soldado, according to Turkish outlet AMK.

The bad news is that Spurs, who spent €30 million (according to BBC sport) on the striker with the money they earned from Gareth Bale's sale to Real Madrid, may now have to accept nearly a third of that, only €12 million, with Gala offering Soldado €3 million a year to move to Istanbul.

Soldado has suffered a drastic loss of form since moving to White Hart Lane from Valencia in 2013. The Spaniard disappointed with just 11 goals in 39 games in his debut season, with many of his strikes coming from the penalty spot. But as poor as that goal return was, things got even worse last season, as he scored just five times, including once in the league, and losing his penalty prowess as he missed against Joe Hart in the 4-1 loss to Manchester City.

During both seasons, the 30-year-old has been a victim of two things that will have played a part in his fall from grace. He isn't the high pressing, energetic individual that can lead the Spurs side in the way they have been set up to play while he's been at the club, and he hasn't really had the confidence from his managers to persevere in his attempts to find a role in the Spurs side. In the 2013-14 season, Emmanuel Adebayor returned to the side with aplomb, while in the recent season, Harry Kane was untouchable as Tottenham's frontman.

Soldado played 24 games in the Premier League last season, but started just 7, the last of which came in the middle of January. Clearly, he is not going to rediscover his goalscoring touch on the bench, or in limited minutes at the end of each match, but he could undoubtedly still find some form if he moves to the right side in the right division.

Galatasaray would be a good option as they are the dominate side in the Turkish league, and spend a lot of time putting opponents under huge pressure in the box.

But whether they, or any other side comes in for the Tottenham forward, it is clear Daniel Levy will be taking a big hit on this player.

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