Tottenham announces Soldado signing

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Updated: August 1, 2013

London, England (Sports Network) – Tottenham Hotspur announced Thursday that
it has signed striker Roberto Soldado from Spanish side Valencia.

The move, which is subject to Soldado completing a medical, was triggered by
Tottenham meeting the striker’s buyout clause, rumored to be approximately $40
million.

Soldado began his career at Real Madrid but only managed 16 appearances for
the Merengues. He enjoyed a loan spell at Osasuna and made the full-time
switch to Getafe in 2008, but the 28-year-old flourished upon his move to
Valencia in 2010, scoring 80 goals in 146 appearances for the club.