Could Tottenham misfit be David Moyes' first Real Sociedad signing?

Roberto Soldado

David Moyes is reportedly looking to make Tottenham's Roberto Soldado his first signing at Real Soceidad.

When Tottenham forked out around £25m to bring Valencia striker Roberto Soldado to the club in 2013, fans believed that they had finally landed the striker they needed.

Soldado, a former Real Madrid youth star, smashed 33 goals in just 66 games for Getafe before moving to Valencia in 2010, and his record improved, hitting 81 goals in just 141 games.

He was a goal poacher, a deadly finish with outstanding movement, and Spurs felt like they had struck gold with his signature after the sale of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid.

However, that couldn't be further from the truth. Soldado, 29, has struggled to make any sort of impact in North London, scoring just 13 goals in 47 games, with most of those coming from the penalty spot.

He now figures to be behind Harry Kane in the Tottenham pecking order, as well as usual start Emmanuel Adebayor - and an exit could now be on the cards.

According to the Daily Mirror, Soldado could be a target for Real Sociedad in the January transfer window - who are now managed by former Manchester United and Everton boss David Moyes.

It's believed that Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has run out of patience with former Spain international Soldado, and Moyes could look to make him his first signing at the Anoeta.

Sociedad do already have Imanol Agirretxe and Alfred Finnbogason in attack, but Soldado's incredible record in Spanish football means that Moyes may sense the opportunity to improve his striking options early into his tenure.

It's unlikely that many Spurs fans will shed any tears from Soldado's possible departure, with the potential move no doubt freeing up room for Pochettino to bring in a striker himself in January.

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