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Tottenham announce deal for Roberto Soldado

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Tottenham have reached an agreement to sign Valencia striker Roberto Soldado, subject to a medical.

The 28-year-old scored 30 goals in 46 games for Valencia last season, and moves to White Hart Lane in a deal believed to be worth €30 million, which makes him the most expensive player in the club's history.

The move had been expected to be announced earlier only to be held up over a problem with agent's fees, but has now been announced on the club's official website.

The statement read: "We are delighted to announce that we have reached agreement with Valencia for the transfer of Roberto Soldado subject to medical.

The Spanish international, who is set to undergo his medical on Friday, has 11 caps to his name and was part of his country's Confederations Cup campaign in Brazil this summer.

He started his career with Real Madrid, before joining Valencia following time on loan with Osasuna and a spell at Getafe in 2008.

Soldado becomes Tottenham's third major signing of the summer following the arrival of Paulinho from Corinthians and Nacer Chadli from FC Twente.

Spurs have been active in the summer transfer market so far and let defender Steven Caulker join Cardiff City in a deal believed to be worth around £9 million yesterday.

The north London club looked to have his replacement lined up already in Steauea Bucharest's Vlad Chiriches, but that deal could be in doubt after the Romainain club's president Gigi Becali put a stop to proceedings from his prison cell where he is serving time for his involvement in a land exchange case.

Rumours continue to circulate about the future of Gareth Bale, who could be on his way to Real Madrid for a world record transfer fee.

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