Soldado ‘has permission to go to Spain’, reveals Tottenham boss Pochettino

first_img1 Tottenham striker Roberto Soldado has been given permission to travel to Spain amid rumours he is set for a move to Villarreal.The 30-year-old has spent an underwhelming two seasons at White Hart Lane following his club-record £26million arrival from Spain, scoring just 16 goals for Spurs.Soldado was strongly linked with a move away from north London this summer, and an exit finally looked on the cards when he was pictured at Gatwick Airport on Thursday morning, while team-mate Erik Lamela took to twitter to wish Soldado “the best in your new club”, before hastily deleting the post.And, with recent reports linking the striker with a move back to his homeland, head coach Mauricio Pochettino has now confirmed Soldado has been allowed to leave.“Yes it is true that the club have given permission for him to go to Spain. Nothing more,” said Pochettino.“I think there is a lot of rumours today,” he said. “I think you know sometimes something happens in football, but at the moment nothing to say.“But if something happens, the club announces at that moment. But so far nothing changes.”Soldado will follow a number of frustrating recent signings out of White Hart Lane, with Paulinho, Etienne Capoue, Benjamin Stambouli and Vlad Chiriches all having left this summer. Tottenham striker Roberto Soldado last_img read more