Agent fees hold up Soldado deal


Roberto Soldado’s move to Tottenham Hotspur is being held up due to agent payments, according to reports in Spain.

If all is to be believed, Spurs and Valencia have agreed a €30million transfer fee for the Spanish striker, which is due in three payments. €15million upfront followed by two other payments later on.

There is now a €350,000 stumbling block between Solado’s agent and Valencia president Amadeo Salvo which in the way of the move being signed and sealed. It is customary to pay a 5% of a player’s contract to his agent in Spain. Toldrá (Solado’s agents) had 5% of each year of contract agreed.

The reports claim that Soldado’s agents want commission for the full five years his Valencia contract, whereas in reality he has only completed half of the contract – the agents, Toldra are completely in the wrong.

Spanish station Radio Marca said: “If the agents do not accept terms, Soldado will still go to the US and there will be no signing of Postiga.”

It would be madness to see a deal worth so much falter at the last stage in what is a relatively small amount of money given the size of the transfer fee.

Yet another Spurs transfer deal which is far from straightforward! Hopefully all will be resolved in the next day or two and common sense will prevail.

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  1. Fingers crossed for this one. Hopefully not a repeat of when we signed Lineker.. and sold Waddle!