Tottenham have confirmed that they have agreed a deal with Villarreal for striker Roberto Soldado, who leaves the north London club after two seasons.

The Spanish forward struggled to live up to his £26 million price tag during his time at White Hart Lane, scoring just seven Premier League goals in 52 appearances.

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“We have reached agreement with La Liga side Villarreal for the transfer of Roberto Soldado,” the club Tweeted on Friday afternoon. “We wish Roberto all the best.”

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Soldado’s place in Mauricio Pochettino’s squad is set to be filled by Lyon forward Clinton N’Jie, with the French club’s president confirming that a deal is close.

Goal understands that Spurs are also keen on Manchester United’s Javier Hernandez and Saido Berahino of West Brom.

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Soldado’s failure at White Hart Lane was compounded last season by the emergence of Harry Kane, whose 31 goals in 51 games across all competitions saw him shoot to international recognition.


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