Sunday, July 28, 2013

Soldado To Tottenham done deal

The inevitable moment has occurred. We were bound to lose our star player as we have done the past few years losing the likes of Villa, Silva, Mata, Isco and Alba. Now its Soldado's turn. Despite Amadeo not budging from the 30 million euro release clause, it's happened. A few days ago Soldado reportedly handed in a transfer request to the club meaning he will accept the transfer. At first Tottenham were reluctant to pay the amount but after the AC Milan game there were more talks. Cadena SER, a Spanish media source, announced that an agreement has been reached and that amount will be paid.  The only thing that remains, other than Soldado's signature, is deciding the method of payment which is likely to be 2 lump sums of 15 million euros, one now and the other after August the 3rd. However, this matter is trivial and shouldn't take that long to solve.

It's no secret that Soldado is Valencia's best player and any striker to replace him will have to fill a huge gap. Soldado has been a leader at Valencia and was our main and, sometimes, only threat. His absence was noted in the Milan game but as the coach has said, Valencia is beyond any one player and that the club's greatness lies in its ability to be consistent even after losing top players. Whether you agree with that or not, sulking about it won't help and Valencia will have to move on as usual. Wish Soldado all the best, good luck and thanks for everything.

Here is a video of Soldado's 2012-2013 season to remember the great year he had for Valencia. This video is not mine but all credit goes to ScoutNation.