Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed the signing of Valencia striker Roberto Soldado, the club’s official
No fee is revealed for the Spain international, who joins Spurs after three years with Valencia, signing from Getafe in 2010. The 28-year-old scored 80 goals in 146 games during his time at the Mestalla, having netted 29 times in 60 appearances for Getafe.
Soldado began his career with Real Madrid but struggled to break into the first team, spending time on loan with Pamplona club Osasuna. He made 16 appearances for the Madrid first team but scored regularly for the B team, averaging better than a goal every other game with 63 strikes in his 120 outings. His loan at Osasuna brought 11 goals in 30 games.
The centre-forward’s goal scoring has continued at international level, finding the net six times in 11 games. Soldado played for Spain at the Confederations Cup in Brazil this summer, helping La Roja to the final where they were beaten by the hosts.
Soldado is Tottenham’s third signing of the summer following the capture of Brazil midfielder Paulinho and Belgium winger Nacer Chadli.
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