Tottenham summer signing Roberto Soldado has made a decent start to his debut season in England but could a former teammate be the man to get him firing on all cylinders?
Spurs brought in 28-year-old Spain striker Roberto Soldado for a record £26 million this summer following his sensational 24 goal season in La Liga.
Since arriving at White Hart Lane, the centre-forward has had a difficult start, while he has five goals across 18 Premier League appearances, just one has come from open play.
With the likelihood that Jermaine Defoe will be on his way out at White Hart Lane this month, Spurs may well be on the look out for another striker to come in and help him out him and who better for the club to target than Soldado’s former strike-partner at Valencia.
29-year-old Brazilian striker Jonas has continued his fine form for the Spanish outfit this term despite his teammate Soldado leaving – Jonas has scored eight goals and made one assist in La Liga and is valued around £10 million. But with his contract entering its final year this summer perhaps he could be tempted by a move to North London where could reunite with his old pal Soldado.
The pair combined exceptionally well together for Valencia over the past three years, scoring between them a massive 130 goals in all competitions.
At 29 he would represent a experienced signing at the level of Soldado a year his junior and as a senior Brazil international he could very well be hoping to fight for a place in the Brazilian nation team for the World Cup in his homeland.
Joining his compatriots Paulinho and Sandro at White Hart Lane and catching the attention of watching scouts could make the switch even more appealing to him.
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