Roberto Soldado Balls: Spurs pay £26m for an £8m player Liverpool had already bought
ROBERTO Soldado has joined Spurs for £26m. Was the transfer on the cards? Let’s see what the experts in the media reported:
Evening Standard: “Soldado too much for Tottenham at £25m as Liverpool close in on striker”
The price for Soldado, who scored 24 goals last season, will go up to £31m after August 3 but Liverpool hope to agree a deal before then.
Telegraph: “Liverpool will look to sign Valencia striker Roberto Soldado should Luis Suarez force a move to Premier League rivals Arsenal.”
EuroSport said they would not wait:
Liverpool are set to gazump Tottenham over Roberto Soldado
Back in February, the Standard reported:
Tottenham…will offer £8million to try and tempt Valencia into flogging Soldado
And then the Mail stated:
Spurs ready to make club record £18m bid for Valencia striker Soldado
But they need not bother because NewWatch24.com had a fact:
LIVERPOOL AGREE SOLDADO DEAL WITH VALENCIA, AS SUAREZ’S MOVE TO ARSENAL DRAWS CLOSER
In 2011, The Metro told readers:
The only stumbling block to a potential deal would be the fee, with Valencia looking for around £20million for Soldado, a figure that would blow the majority of Liverpool’s January budget.
Says Soldado of his reasons for leaving Valencia:
“The president lied to my face. That left me disillusioned. I think things could have been handled better, but they have been liberal with the truth on numerous occasions. They are doing the club absolutely no good. I don’t believe in their way of doing things, but I hope I’m wrong. Here’s hoping that he ushers in a successful period and is the president who wins the most trophies at the club” he added.
Such are the facts…