During a tense transfer window, Tottenham fans finally have something to cheer, as Roberto Soldado has signed and is set to be an important cog in the Spurs machine.
With speculation over Gareth Bale’s future becoming increasingly uncertain, Tottenham fans can be happy to see Soldado wearing the famous white shirt.
But what makes Soldado so important - and what is it about him that could turn Spurs into title contenders?
The main thing Tottenham need the Spaniard for is, of course, his goalscoring.
Last season for Valencia, Soldado was incredible, scoring 25 goals throughout the campaign - and goals are something Spurs are in desperate need of.
Last season, Bale was pretty much the only source of goals for Spurs, with Jermain Defoe and the occasional other scoring every now and again.
But every now and again wasn’t good enough, as despite Bale’s best efforts, Spurs finished fifth and out of the Champions League places.
So this season it is vital that Spurs got a good striker, as Defoe is frequently injured and inconsistent, and the only other striker Emmanuel Adebayor just wasn’t pulling his weight, in terms of goals, scoring only late into last season.
So with Soldado coming in Spurs fans can rest a little bit easier. He may not be the biggest, but he has pace, technique and a real eye for goal, something which only Bale had last season.
Even though Real Madrid seem to have lost interest in acquiring the Welshman’s services, he isn’t certain to stay at White Hart Lane either so it is essential that Soldado gets used to the English game quickly and continues his brilliant goalscoring form, if Tottenham even have a chance of getting into the champions league next season.
However, I truly believe that Soldado can find his goalscoring touch in the Premier League, and do so quickly - and I believe he will be an integral part of any Spurs success next season.
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