This just in from superdeporte.es who believe that a rebuffed bid went in for Valencia’s Roberto Soldado.
If I’m reading it right, the suggestion is that an initial bid of €25m went in, then €30m to hit the release clause figure for the player. I don’t cut and paste this for mocking effect as I believe the language communicates the that rare emotion of ‘protection’ in football,
The refusal of the VCF, the next move was to communicate their willingness to reach 30, the Soldier buyout. But they have found a player tremendously involved in this project, it would not be the one forced to leave the machine, and the refusal of Manuel Llorente to negotiate the exit.
So, the day of the presentation of the template, Valencia made out to ‘9 ‘last to receive the applause of Mestalla, showing that is your true icon in the eyes of technicians and managers of Tottenham, guest computer that night at the Mestalla. Shelve the issue.
So yes, another one bites the dust, but more proof that Levy & Co. are absolutely on the case. Keep it Tottenham. Ah …remember the Blitz, stuff like that…