Report: Tottenham Hotspur ready to sell Roberto Soldado for £11m

Roberto Soldado

Tottenham Hotspur striker Roberto Soldado is reportedly being targeted by Turkish giants Galatasaray.

Tottenham Hotspur are ready to sell Roberto Soldado for £11 million this summer, according to The Mirror.

The Spain international striker joined Spurs from Valencia in the summer of 2013 and has a contract until June 2017, according to Transfermarkt.co.uk.

Soldado cost the North London outfit £26 million in transfer fee, as reported by BBC Sport at the time, but it has now been reported that they are ready to sell the 30-year-old for less than half of that.

The Mirror claims that Tottenham are prepared to accept around £11m for Soldado, with Galatasaray reported to be interested in his services.

However, the Turkish giants believe that they can sign the former Real Madrid striker for £9m, with the two clubs already negotiating over the transfer, according to the report.

Should Tottenham Hotspur sell Roberto Soldado?

Soldado has been a failure in the Premier League and has struggled for the past two seasons.

The Spaniard scored just six goals and created only 29 chances in 28 league games during the 2013-14 campaign.

The 30-year-old had a pass accuracy of 76% and a shot accuracy of 32%, and won 12 headers, 10 dribbles and 11 tackles.

During the recently completed 2014-15 season, Soldado found the target just once in 24 Premier League matches.

The former Getafe striker created just nine chances, had a pass accuracy of 74% and a shot accuracy of 37%, and won seven headers, two dribbles and seven tackles.

It is clear that Soldado simply cannot cut it in the Premier League, and it makes sense for Tottenham to sell him this summer and recoup at least part of the money they paid for him two years ago.

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