According to Spanish publication Estadio Deportivo, reports suggesting a deal between Tottenham Hotspur and Sevilla for Roberto Soldado is close are wide of the mark.
The report states that Monchi - Sevilla’s director of football - is prepared to wait the length of the transfer window for Soldado as Spurs are expected to lower their demands, currently believed to be at £12 million.
Soldado has endured a torrid time in England since his big money move to North London in 2013, so it will be no surprise to anyone if this deal is eventually given the green light.
A £12 million valuation for a striker with just seven goals in his previous two seasons looks incredibly high and will undoubtedly come down before the transfer window slams shut.
Soldado won’t want the transfer saga to prolong but, as long as he stays patient, he will no doubt get the chance to move back to his home nation before deadline in September.