Soldado: If I had €400m…

Roberto Soldado says he personally wouldn’t invest €400m in Valencia and expect to see a return, but hopes that the club do resolve their financial issues.

Los Che are in talks with Singapore businessman Peter Lim over a prospective buyout to be completed by mid-January, which President Amadeo Salvo has suggested will resolve the club’s current debts which stand at over €300m.

For Valencia’s former striker, sold in the summer to Tottenham for €30m, investing in the Mestalla outfit is risky business, but he hopes it comes off.

“If I had €400m then it would cost me to put it in Valencia because it would practically be lost funds, and it is difficult,” began Soldado on Cope this week.

“For the situation that the club are in, the best option is to sell, but it must be a reliable sale.

“It appears that the only candidate [Peter Lim] has great wealth, which is what is needed to spice Valencia up again and to make them great once more.

“I hope that it becomes a reality and they can achieve that.

“I think all the Valencia fans have this dream and hopefully it will happen soon so we can see Valencia recovered, cleansed.

“With the enthusiasm of all the fans, I am sure that Valencia will recover to being great.”

In leaving in the summer, Soldado was critical of Salvo and of the club’s project under his presidency.

“When I spoke at the time, maybe I said more than I should, instead of saying everything I though, I perhaps should have been quieter, but there had been many lies told about my situation and that is why I said it.

“I wish them well at Valencia, the President and my former teammates.”

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