Tottenham must sign Soldado's 19 goal free agent strike partner while they can

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Tottenham would do well to sign Jonas, after his Valencia departure was confirmed.

Tottenham had an unusually quiet transfer deadline day, adding only Benjamin Stambouli in a deal which was near enough completed in advance.

Spurs were linked with Danny Welbeck early in the day, only to see him sign with rivals Arsenal instead, but their chance to add a forward is not yet over.

Late on deadline day, Valencia forward Jonas secured a release from his contract to become a free agent, reported Inside Spanish Football, after falling down the pecking order at the side.

And there is one big reason why he would be an ideal free signing for Tottenham, mainly his previous partnership with Roberto Soldado.

Jonas, 30, netted 10 La Liga goals last season for Valencia, but in the two seasons before, when he lined up alongside Soldado, he scored 19 goals in each.

Sunderland and former side Gremio are interested in his signature, and it is unlikely he will remain a free agent for long.

A former Brazilian international of eight caps, Jonas can play up front or as an attacking midfielder, and would bolster the club's attacking options for their Premier League and Europa League push, and has Champions League experience under his belt.

Roberto Soldado has failed to shine since his big money move from Valencia to Tottenham Hotspur last summer, and adding Jonas on a free transfer could be a clever decision in terms of helping him unlock his potential.

 

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