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.

“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.”

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.

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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