Soldado can leave for €30m, says Valencia president

The Spanish side have admitted their striker could leave the club this summer but have insisted it will be on their terms with Spurs interested in signing the Spain international
Valencia president Amadeo Salvo has claimed that striker Roberto Soldado can leave the club if an interested buyer pays €30 million.

Andre Villas-Boas confirmed on Tuesday that Tottenham were interested in the Spain international as the club look to strengthen their options up front.

As Goal reported earlier, Tottenham have sent technical director Franco Baldini to negotiate a deal for the Spain frontman but the Spaniards have stated that they won't accept anything less than his buy-out clause.

"Soldado can go if he wants - for €30million and under our conditions," he told reporters.

"Valencia never had any intention of selling Soldado. If he goes then it is because the €30 million 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."

Soldado has a phenomenal goalscoring record at Valencia, having scored 81 goals in 141 appearances for Los Che.