This summer's transfer window saw the arrival of two Spaniards to the English Premier League.
Roberto Soldado, 28 years old, signed from Valencia to Tottenham Hotspur on 5th August 2013 for a sum of £26 million.
Alvaro Negredo, also 28 years old, signed from Sevilla to Manchester City on 19th July 2013 for a sum believed to be £20 million after add ons.
Who has been the most successful so far?
In the Premier League Roberto Soldado has scored a total of four goals in 13 appearances (one as substitute). With three of these goals coming from penalties and only one during open play. He also has two assists to his name and has a total of 28 shots at goal. In other competitions Soldado has scored two goals in two appearances in the Europa League.
Alvaro Negredo's totals in the Premier League stand at six goals scored in 14 appearances (four of these as substitute). He also has two assists and a total of 29 shots at goal in the colours of Manchester City. In other competitions, he has scored a League Cup goal in two substitute appearances and five Champions League goals in as many appearances (three as substitute).
The statistics clearly show that Negredo has had more success in front of goal in the Premier League. Both men have had a very similar number of shots at goal, Negredo however has a better conversion rate.
Whilst Soldado plays as a loan striker, Negredo has a strike partner in Sergio Aguero, could this be a reason for Negredo's successes?
Perhaps Andre Villas Boas needs to take note of what other teams are doing, with Manchester City, Manchester United and Liverpool having successful attacking partnerships in the Premier League.
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