Soldado's Galatasaray move reportedly on hold; renegotiations to take place

The Tottenham Hotspur striker's future remains a little unclear.

According to a report from London 24, Roberto Soldado’s proposed move from Tottenham Hotspur to Galatasaray has been put on hold following Lukas Podolski’s arrival in Turkey.

The Spanish international was reportedly attracting interest from the Super Lig club but with the Arsenal player recently completing his own move there, Soldado’s future is not quite as clear as it once was.

The report from London 24 claims that Galatasaray do remain interested in the Spaniard, but that renegotiations could now take place between them and Tottenham, with those talks put on hold as the players have returned to pre-season training.

Soldado was being tipped to sign for around £15million, and given that Galatasaray managed to secure Podolski for just £1.8million they could still have the cash to complete a double deal.

But it seems the Arsenal man’s move has put a spanner in the works – at least in the short term – for a player whose time at Tottenham has not gone according to plan.

Spurs will not want to take too much of a hit having paid big for Soldado back in 2013, but since then he has scored just 16 goals in 76 matches and Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy may have to take what he can get for the 30-year-old.

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