Spurs Striker Heading For Exit

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Premier League transfer

Tottenham Hotspur striker Roberto Soldado has travelled to Spain to secure a move to La Liga outfit Villarreal, according to the Times.

The Spaniard, who joined the north London club in the summer of 2013, is valued by Spurs at £11m and is likely to join the Yellow Submarines permanently, although reports say that the El Madrigal outfit wanted Soldado on loan initially.

The two clubs have reached a suitable compromise over the price for Soldado, as the striker nears the end to his unsuccessful two year spell at White Hart Lane.

Benfica and Sevilla have also expressed interest in the Spain international, but Soldado seems to have made his mind up on a move to Villarreal.

Soldado arrived as Tottenham’s record signing when he joined the club in August 2013 from Valencia, and became an instant hit by scoring on his Premier League debut.

However, his goals gradually dried up as he managed just seven goals in 52 appearances for the Lilywhites in his two seasons at the club.

The 30-year-old was pushed down the pecking order last season by the emergence of Harry Kane and managed only seven starts in the league, while scoring just a solitary goal.

He will hope to help Villarreal build upon a successful 2014/15 season where they finished sixth in the league, ensuring direct qualification into the Europa League group stages.

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