Villarreal nearing double striker swoop

Villarreal are reportedly closing in on a double striker swoop for Tottenham Hotspur’s Roberto Soldado and Bursaspor’s Cedric Bakambu.

The Yellow Submarine have lost Luciano Vietto, Giovani dos Santos, Gerard Moreno and Ikechukwu Uche from last season, and Marca claims Soldado is due to complete a permanent move after being seen at the club’s offices on Thursday.

In addition, the Turkish media – as per Eurosport – believe former Bakambu will join Villarreal on Monday in a deal worth €7.5m.

The 24-year-old, who recently switched his international allegiance to DR Congo from France, scored 21 goals in a successful debut campaign with Bursaspor.

Bakambu started his career in France’s Ligue 1 with Sochaux prior to their relegation in 2014 and is primarily a left-sided forward, although he can play through the middle.

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