Tottenham smash transfer record
Tottenham Hotspur have announced the new signing of Spanish hit-man Roberto Soldado, and during the process have smashed their transfer record by nearly £10,000,000.
Roberto Soldado has signed for Tottenham for a record fee of £26,000,000 after Tottenham Hotspur agreed to meet his release clause. The signing smashes their previous record signing, which was owned by Paulinho for only 6 months, after he was bought to Spurs from Corinthians for a fee of £17,000,000.
It is believed that Tottenham will pay £12,000,000 up-front, with the rest of the £15,000,000 in installments over the next two years.
The 27-year-old has signed a 4 year contract and will earn a fee of around £90,0000 a week.
The striker scored an impressive 18 goals in 25 matches for Valencia last season, as well as picking up a total of 5 assists.
A Spurs statement said: "We are delighted to confirm the signing of Roberto Soldado from Valencia subject to a medical."
What makes this deal rather unusual is that many Spurs fans believed they had lost their man. While Soldado's agent spoke out to the press, saying that they would consider moving to White Hart Lane if any substantial offer were to materialize, Roberto publicly spoke out two days later claiming that he had no intrest in joining the London outfit.
The player will join the rest of the squad in the January transfer window.
In other news, Tottenham have confirmed that Lucas Romero has left on loan to Argentinian side Boca, while Adebayor could also be on his way out, with several clubs said to be interested in his services; including Atletico Madrid, Wolfsburg and Marseille. Tottenham are looking to offload the striker for around £10,000,000 - £13,000,000.