Liga - Spurs Soldado deal 'completed', but hits agent snag

A deal between Valencia and Tottenham Hotspur for the sale of Spain striker Roberto Soldado has been "completed", the La Liga club's president has told local media.

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Roberto Soldado scored 24 La Liga goals for Valencia last season

However, the 28-year-old will not be allowed to join the Premier League club until a problem with his agents has been resolved, Amadeo Salvo said in the daily El Mundo.

"The deal with Tottenham has been completed. A problem with Soldado's agents has come up and the player will not leave the club until a solution has been found," Salvo said.

Spanish media reports put the transfer fee at 30 million euros (£26.2m) for Soldado, who scored 30 goals in 46 appearances for Valencia last season.

Spurs spent about £17m to bring in Brazil midfielder Paulinho from Corinthians earlier this month, a similar amount to the record fee they paid Blackburn Rovers for winger David Bentley in 2008.

Media reports claim Real Madrid have offered a world record fee in excess of £85m for Tottenham's 24-year-old Wales midfielder Gareth Bale, who signed a four-year deal last year, but there has been no official comment from either club.

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