OFFICIAL: Tottenham complete £26m club-record signing of Roberto Soldado | inside World Soccer

Spanish international striker Roberto Soldado officially joined Tottenham Hotspur from Valencia on Monday for a club-record fee of £26 million.

New signing Roberto Soldado poses with his new Tottenham Hotspur jersey
New signing Roberto Soldado poses with his new Tottenham Hotspur jersey

Photo: Tottenham Hotspur Football Club

A deal between the two clubs was agreed on Friday, with the 28-year-old now passing a medical and penning a four-year contract at White Hart Lane.

The deal sees Tottenham break their previous transfer record of £17 million paid for Corinthians midfielder Paulinho earlier this summer.

"I'm absolutely honoured to be at this club, to wear the shirt that has so much history," Soldado told Spurs TV.

"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.

"My main aim is to get that number one striker shirt on the pitch and obviously, to score goals and try to get us into the Champions League, where we deserve to be."

Soldado, who scored 80 goals in 145 games for Valencia, is expected to be available for Tottenham's final pre-season friendly, which is against Espanyol at White Hart Lane on Saturday.


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