Tottenham must send scouts to Celtic tonight after Carlos Soler rumour

Carlos Soler of Valencia looks on during the La Liga match between Valencia CF and Villarreal CF at Estadio Mestalla on January 26, 2019 in Valencia, Spain.

Tottenham Hotspur should take another look at Carlos Soler tonight.

Carlos Soler, midfielder of Valencia CF with the ball during the La Liga match between Valencia CF and Villarreal CF at Mestalla stadium on January 26, 2019 in Valencia, Spain.

Celtic are back in Europa League action this evening as they take on Valencia in the knockout stages of the competition.

Having been in blistering form in Scotland of late, Celtic must turn their attention back to Europe tonight after getting through a group featuring RB Salzburg, RB Leipzig and Rosenborg.

Valencia will pose a stern test despite languishing in eighth place in the La Liga table, and one club who should be interested in the game is Tottenham Hotspur.

 

One player who is expected to feature for Valencia tonight is midfielder Carlos Soler, just weeks after ESPN reported that Tottenham are preparing a £30million move this summer.

With Soler on UK ground, this is the perfect opportunity for Spurs to send a scout up to Parkhead and have Soler watched one more time.

Seeing Soler thrive in Spain is one thing, but this is a chance to see how he handles a game in Britain, which includes arguably more physical players and more adverse weather.

Carlos Soler of Valencia CF and Jaume Costa of Villarreal CF during the La Liga Santander match between Valencia and Villarreal at Mestalla Stadium on Jenuary 26, 2019 in Valencia, Spain.

If Tottenham are serious about landing Soler at the end of the season, tonight is a great chance to see him in action against a player like Scott Brown, as there are a host of Premier League midfielders who may bring a similar aggression.

Those may be minor details, but it can't hurt for Tottenham to have Soler watched again when he is playing north of the border, with Spurs needing to get a midfield signing right this summer.

Soler, 22, is capable of playing wide or centrally, possessing skill and athletic ability as well as huge potential given his age, and he will no doubt be key to Valencia's chances of landing a result tonight, with Spurs should be desperate to see.

Carlos Soler of Valencia looks on during the La Liga match between Valencia CF and Villarreal CF at Estadio Mestalla on January 26, 2019 in Valencia, Spain.

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