Is Roberto Soldado to Tottenham a done deal? Almost...
Wednesday was an immensely busy day at Tottenham.
Amid the Gareth Bale saga, which of course remains ongoing, the possibility of Spurs breaking their own transfer record for Roberto Soldado has slipped somewhat under the radar.
Steven Caulker was sold to Cardiff, and potential replacement Vlad Chichires saw his deal from Steaua Bucharest stall.
But the Soldado talk remains stronger than ever.
Valencia's president Amadeo Salvo said: "The agreement with Tottenham is total. Just have to settle with a fringe player agents."
Spanish newspaper El Confidencial report that Tottenham need to pay a small commission to agents, the size of which is to be determined, in addition to the €30 million fee for the striker.
But until this is ironed out, the deal is not quite done; "A problem with Soldado's agents has come up and the player will not leave the club until a solution has been found."
Soldado scored 30 goals for Valencia last season, his fourth season in a row bagging 20 or more in La Liga.
Tottenham broke their own transfer record earlier this summer when they bought Paulinho for £17 million, but the Soldado capture will go well past that.
The only question is, if Gareth Bale is sold to Real Madrid, will Tottenham go onto break the Soldado record - pending confirmation - again, or is he the most expensive player who will sign all summer?
Let us know what you think - Will Soldado be the most expensive signing of the summer even if Spurs sell Bale? If not who will they sign who is more expensive?
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