Valencia striker Roberto Soldado has revealed that he rejected an offer from Tottenham in order to remain at Mestalla.
Spurs showed interest in the Spain international during their search for a new centre forward and even made an official offer for the 27-year-old.
However, Soldado claims he didn’t want to leave the club shortly after signing a new deal with los Che.
“I know about Tottenham’s interest,” Soldado told reporters at a press conference.
“My representatives told me about it – they made an offer but it was rejected because, when I signed a new deal in the close-season, it was made very clear that I intend to honour it.
“My loyalty to Valencia is total – I want to play here and there are many things to achieve with this great team.”
Roberto Soldado is a product of Real Madrid youth system, but despite showing a lot of promise while playing for club’s B side, he was allowed to join Getafe in July 2008.
The striker proved his worth at Coliseum Alfonso Perez, with 29 goals in 60 La Liga games for Getafe earning him a switch to Valencia two years later.
The experienced striker continued with impressive performances at Mestalla and is now considered one of the most prolific strikers in Europe, which didn’t help him persuade Spain boss Vincent del Bosque to take him to the 2012 European Championship.