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Roberto Soldado can set Premier League alight

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Roberto Soldado arrived at White Hart Lane from Spanish club Valencia, where he'd played 101 times amassing 59 goals in his spell at the club.

Soldado joined Spurs for a fee of £26 million and after acquiring such a heavy price tag one would wonder how this could affect him.

However, after scoring 33 goals in 52 appearances for club and country last campaign, and finding himself the fifth highest scorer in Spain and 13th top scorer in all of Europe, he is definitely one to look out for in the Premier League this season.

The reason that the 28-year-old Spaniard is such a vital asset to Tottenham is that Gareth Bale's scoring attributes from last season were relied upon heavily and with the Welshman expected to move on, the North London side needed to ensure that they had a regular supply of goals.

Emmanuel Adebayor mustered only nine goals in all appearances last season meaning he is far from free-scoring and although Jermain Defoe scored 19 goals in all competitions last season, Spurs still missed out on a Champions League spot after looking favourable all season to take fourth place.

So undoubtedly reinforcements were needed in order to maintain a strong push for the top four this season.

Another reason why Soldado should be a hit in North London is that he himself has Champions League experience having been in the competition multiple times at Valencia.

He can be relied upon to score goals under those circumstances, as proven prior to his move.

So, will Roberto become a hit at Tottenham? Will he live up to his £26million price tag? Or will Tottenham be needing to find another player who can score goals regularly?

There's a lot still to take into consideration as well, like the fact that Tottenham clearly struggled when Gareth Bale was injured so what happens if Soldado picks up an injury?

Where do they turn to then? All we can do now is wait and see what this season has in store for the London club and the Spaniard himself.

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