Report: Sevilla continue negotiations for Spurs star Roberto Soldado despite recent striker signing

Roberto Soldado

Sevilla are still interested in signing Tottenham Hotspur striker Roberto Soldado, reports claim.

According to the latest reports in the Spanish paper AS, Sevilla are still in negotiations with Tottenham Hotspur over a deal for Roberto Soldado despite recently signing striker Ciro Immobile.

Soldado joined Spurs from Valencia in the summer 2013 but has struggled to adapt to the Premier League, scoring just seven goals in 52 league appearances.

With the introduction of Harry Kane restricting Soldado’s chances of first-team football, his future at White Hart Lane is up in the air and a summer switch back to La Liga has been mooted.

According to the latest reports, Sevilla have already started negotiating for his signature and the recent signing of Immobile from Borussia Dortmund has not put a halt to proceedings.

“Roberto Soldado’s name continues to do the rounds in Nervion, as Monchi and Unai Emery consider signing him despite Ciro Immobile’s arrival. In fact, negotiations are still underway,” AS report.

Why Tottenham Hotspur should sell:

In the best interests of all parties involved, a return to La Liga would be ideal for Roberto Soldado as his future at Spurs and in the Premier League would only head one way.

Despite arriving with an impressive CV from his time at the Mestalla Stadium, Valencia, the former Real Madrid man simply struggled with the physicality and intensity of English football.

The North Londoners would get little back on their £26 million investment - a fee quoted by the BBC - but getting Soldado off the wage bill and opening up a new slot for a potential striker signing is the right course to take.

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