The Spaniard has not enjoyed the best of times since his move to Spurs in 2013, but he looked considerably more like his old self this weekend, scoring his third goal of the season in all competitions and his first in seven league appearances.
Soldado's poor form in front of goal has prompted reports suggesting he could be on his way sooner rather than later, with a number of alternative front-men linked with Tottenham. But against Everton he impressed, to such a degree that Gary Lineker hailed the sight of the player who had scored 82 goals for former club Valencia.
'Good to see Spurs finally giving the Soldado they bought from Valencia a chance,' he wrote, 'rather than that imposter that's been wearing the shirt.'
There is a long way to go before Tottenham can say they have a goal-scoring machine on their hands once more but the 29-year-old certainly put in a shift against the Toffees and if he can keep this up, he may have a bright future in North London after all.
Good to see Spurs finally giving the Soldado they bought from Valencia a chance, rather than that imposter that's been wearing the shirt.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) November 30, 2014