Tottenham Hotspur today announced the signing of Roberto Soldado from Valencia for an undisclosed fee.
The Spanish striker agreed personal terms and completed his medical in London this morning after the two clubs agreed a deal last week, believed to be worth around £26 million. The fee represents a new transfer record for the north London club and Soldado has signed a four-year deal.
The 28-year-old scored 30 goals for Valencia last season and his arrival at White Hart Lane has pleased fans that have been begging for a top forward for the last few years. The same fans will now be hoping the club hold on to prize asset Gareth Bale amid interest from Spanish giants Real Madrid.
Soldado took to Spurs’ official website to say, “I’m absolutely honoured to be at this club, to wear the shirt that has so much history. I’m hoping that I can score lots of goals to repay the club’s kindness in signing me.”
He went on to say the fans in England were a massive part of his decision to join Spurs and has vowed to help the team get into the Champions League “where they belong.”
Tottenham have confirmed that Soldado will wear the number nine shirt next season and is in line to make his debut in the clubs final pre-season friendly, a home game against Espanyol on Saturday.
Watch a selection of Soldado’s goals last season by clicking here.