Roberto Soldado’s transfer to Tottenham and Helder Postiga’s arrival in his place at Valencia are both expected to be announced today.
Soldado has been seen since returning to training at the weekend as on the verge of a move to the North London outfit, on from reports that a €30m deal for his sale has been agreed.
The 28-year-old is believed to have a four-year contract with the Premier League side lined up and only the finer points to how Tottenham pay his transfer fee are still to be negotiated.
Spurs are understood to have initially requested paying Soldado’s €30m to Valencia in two instalments of €15m, but are seen now as pushing to extend the second €15m due over a period of years.
It was a scenario that last night prompted President Amadeo Salvo to warn that the player will travel out with the rest of the squad for the US segment of preseason on Thursday, if a deal was not reached by then.
However, it is this morning understood that an agreement is close and that barring any surprise developments, the Spain international’s three-year stay at Mestalla will be confirmed as over later today.
Meanwhile, Helder Postiga’s arrival as his replacement is similarly set to go through on Wednesday, with the former Tottenham player seen as having already agreed an initial two-year deal, with an option in place for a third.