Tottenham and West Ham have entered the race to sign Carlos Soler, who is staring at an uncertain future at Valencia.
According to Fichajes, Carlos Soler could be on the verge of a move away from Valencia in the summer. His current deal at the club expires at the end of next season, and the two parties are yet to agree to an extension. It has put multiple clubs on red alert, with Tottenham and West Ham reportedly involved in the chase.
A homegrown talent at Valencia CF, Soler has established himself as one of the most prominent members of the first team ever since his breakthrough during the 2016/17 campaign.
The midfielder has already racked up over 200 competitive appearances for his team. While initially starting his career as an attacking midfielder, the Spaniard has become a versatile operator and an excellent leader, whose contributions have been essential in the club’s progress in recent years.
However, Soler’s spell at Valencia may finally come to an end, with his current deal expiring in 2023. As mentioned earlier, both parties have found it difficult to reach an agreement over a new deal, which could see the player leave the Mestalla after the end of the season.
Soler’s uncertain future has put West Ham on red alert, with the Hammers apparently keen on signing a reliable midfielder in light of Declan Rice’s potential exit. The English international has been linked with a move to Real Madrid among other clubs in the summer, and his departure could create a massive void in the club’s midfield unit.
Although Soler is not a defensive midfielder by trade, West Ham are hoping that the Spaniard’s leadership abilities could come to the fore, alongside the equally reliable Tomas Soucek next season.
However, the Hammers are set to face stiff competition from Tottenham in the pursuit of the Valencia midfielder next season. The report suggests the Lilywhites are in the market for midfield reinforcements in the summer, with Antonio Conte particularly looking for creative players that can add to the team’s chance-creation in the final third.
Spurs may have a major advantage in the pursuit of Soler, as Valencia are keen on a permanent deal for Bryan Gil, who joined the club on loan from Tottenham in January. It could ultimately see the two clubs potentially agree an exchange deal, although Spurs may have to fork out a sizable sum as well, given Soler’s higher market value.