La Liga Transfer News — 25 June 2013

Sevilla's Alvaro NegredoThis summer La Liga seems to be the place to shop if you want to sign a prolific striker with a hankering for a move to the English Premier League.

As I have previously talked about Arsenal are courting Real Madrid’s Gonzalo Higuain, but he is not the only striker in the Spanish top flight that is attracting admiring glances from English clubs.


Two of the hottest properties on the La Liga striking market at the moment would be Valencia’s Roberto Soldado and Sevilla’s Alvaro Negredo. Both have scored at a prolific rate in the Spanish top-flight in recent seasons.


Despite their goalscoring feats the big two teams in Spain, Barcelona and Real Madrid are not interested in signing the pair, as both have bigger and better options available to them. In fact, both Negredo and Soldado are ex-Real players.


Soldado’s exit from Valencia looks more than likely this summer, after Los Ches missed out on Champions League football. The 28-year-old would definitely be a good signing for a Premier League club.

Maybe, the likes of Manchester United or Manchester City would not attempt to sign him, but the likes of Everton, Tottenham and Liverpool are all in need of a prolific striker for next season.

Negredo has in fact already been linked with a move to England and Everton in last January’s transfer window. Who knows if the Toffees had signed the striker they may just have made the top four.

Sevilla are believed to have already turned down a bid in the region £13million from West Ham. It is unlikely to be the last bid for the 27-year-old this summer.


One of the signings of the last Premier League season came from La Liga last summer in the shape of Michu. The player cost just £2million from Rayo Vallecano. The talked about pair may set clubs back a lot more than that, but they could both still be bargains.

Who would be better suited to the Premier League Negredo or Soldado?


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David Nugent

David is a 29 year-old football fan and journalist, who is passionate about the beautiful game. He is a lifelong supporter of Premier League Everton and likes nothing better than a healthy discussion about the world's favourite sport.

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