Spanish media: Roberto Soldado's transfer to Sevilla unlikely to be close despite contrasting reports

Sevilla Football Club

Tottenham Hotspur striker Roberto Soldado is a transfer target for Sevilla but reports suggesting a deal is close are said to be inaccurate.

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.

The former Spain international scored just one goal in 24 Premier League appearances last season, so it is no surprise the La Liga side are willing to wait for Spurs to drop their price.

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.

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