Tottenham Hotspur have completed the signing of Roberto Soldado from Valencia in a club record transfer worth £26m, after the Spaniard completed his medical this afternoon.
The 28-year old has penned down a four-year deal with Spurs and becomes Andre Villas Boas third summer signing.
One of those joining White Hart Lane this season is hotly rated Brazilian midfielder Paulinho, was previously held the transfer record after signing for £17m from Corinthians.
Soldado scored 30 goals in 46 appearances for Valencia last season and has also netted 11 times for Spain.
A Spurs statement read: "We are delighted to confirm the signing of Roberto Soldado from Valencia after he successfully completed his medical."
The Spaniard is expected to be available for Tottenham's final pre-season friendly, which is against Espanyol at White Hart Lane on Thursday.
The arrival of the 28-year old brings much needed reinforcement to AVB's frontline, with only Emmanuel Adebayor and Jermaine Defoe as recognised strikers at the club, both whom has lingering doubts over their future at the North London club.
Although AVB will be delighted to finally nail down an out and out frontman, he will be looking for a quick resolution to the future of talisman Gareth Bale.
Bale has been continually linked with a blockbuster move to Real Madrid, with Tottenham already turning down a world record offer of €100m (£86m).
The 24-year old winger scored a staggering 21 Premier League goals last season, and is believed to want-away in order to secure a dream Madrid move.
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