Spanish club, Villarreal have completed the signing of Roberto Soldado from Tottenham Hotspur in a deal worth £10Million. Soldado joined Spurs in 2013 for a club record fee of £26Million but failed to live up to expectations. Soldado only scored seven times in 52 league games and just once last season, never quite reaching the heights he scaled during his time with Valencia, and now he’s set to leave north London to return to his homeland.
He is expected to help fill a void left by Mexico forward Giovani Dos Santos, who left Villarreal for the LA Galaxy earlier this summer.
“The striker has always proved to have a natural ‘killer instinct’ for scoring,” Villarreal said in a statement. “Strong and skilful, he’s an excellent header. Roberto Soldado is called to be the attacking reference of Marcelino’s team. A deluxe reinforcement for the Yellow Submarine.”