The president of Valencia football club Amadeo Salvo has rejected Tottenham’s offer for their star striker Roberto Soldado saying that his buy-out clause must be met.
Spurs director of football Franco Baldini travelled to Spain on Monday to see if he could put together a deal for the Spanish international knowing that Spurs are short of attacking options.
“Soldado can go if he wants – for €30million and under our conditions,” Salvo said at a club press conference.
“Valencia never had any intention of selling Soldado. If he goes then it is because the €30million figure has been met, not a cent less or a cent more.
“The buying club will also have to accept Valencia’s conditions of payment also.
“We agreed to meet Tottenham again to discuss the ways of paying and we did that because we understood that his buy-out clause would be met.
“Speaking about ways that deals are paid is normal and this will be done in a way that suits the financial department of Valencia and not that of any other clubs.
“We listened to him and we said what we have always said – that the price is €30m, then the boy himself can decide if he leaves and that the conditions of pay are what they are.”
Spurs are currently on their summer tour of China and Hong Kong with manager Villas-Boas no doubt ready to answer questions on Soldado and Bale following today’s match in Hong Kong.