Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Danny Murphy suggested it may be a mistake by Mauricio Pochettino if he sells Roberto Soldado, when he appeared as co-host for the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show for talkSPORT.
TalkSPORT recently reported that Turkish club Galatasaray were considering a move for the player and while Murphy defended him on the radio station, he’s also suggested that he expected things to work out more positively for the player.
“Every time I’ve seen him, he works hard – He doesn’t throw his toys out of the pram. It hasn’t gone well for him and I thought he’d do much better. Personally, when they signed him, I thought it would work for him,” he told talkSPORT.
Tottenham need players who work hard
Tottenham are going to need players who really sweat for the club next season, because there’s no obvious sign at the moment of the big marquee signing that fans will be hoping for.
Someone like Soldado may not be the best in terms of quality, but he’s an honest player and someone who gives his very best for the cause every time he’s selected to play.
That work rate and effort isn’t something that millions could easily replace and Spurs need to be careful over how they handle the situation.
Soldado needs to be realistic
The obvious attraction of a move away from Tottenham is the idea that the Spanish striker can play more and start to get some confidence back.
He's been inconsistent and if he looks to stay where he is, he's unlikely to force his way above Harry Kane in the pecking order, with the possibility of fresh faces in attack over the summer.
His immediate priority should be working on finding a way to feature more frequently for Spurs and if the opportunity to leave comes up, deal with it when it happens.