Tottenham Hotspur have continued their busy summer of transfer activity after smashing their transfer record once again by landing Spanish International striker Roberto Soldado from Valencia.
The twenty-eight year old underwent a successful medical examination today ahead of penning a four-year contract at White Hart Lane for a total fee of £26 million.
Soldado has spent the last few years at Valencia in La Liga after joining the club from Real Madrid and scored an impressive 30 goals in 46 appearances for the club last season.
He currently has 11 caps for his country and Soldado was delighted to make the move to the Premier League in an interview on the Tottenham Official Website:
“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.”
“Spurs is a great club and a club that deserves to be in the Champions League. I know it’s a hard league and we have to work and play to that level to get there and I will do my best for the team.”
“I’ve joined a great club with a lot of great players. As a group, including the new players, we’re looking to improve and our objective is to get Spurs to where we belong.”
“I’ve come here as a striker to score goals. I always try to achieve more goals in the next season, so that will be my aim, to score as many goals as I can for Spurs next season.”
The prolific striker will wear the number 9 shirt at the club for the coming season and joins recent signings Paulinho and Nacer Chadli in moving to London this summer.