Arsenal legend: Soldado was sharp before he signed for Tottenham, now they must make a decision

Roberto Soldado

Ian Wright says Spurs need to make a decision regarding Roberto Soldado at the end of the season.

Arsenal legend Ian Wright says Roberto Soldado has more or less run out of chances at Tottenham.

The Spaniard has failed to shine over the past two seasons, and had a detrimental impact to their recent Europa League second leg, wasting a glorious chance to put Spurs in front.

Soldado signed from Valencia two summers ago, and after failing to reach double figures last season, has netted four times in 24 games this time around.

Wright told BBC Radio 5 Live 606 that he does understand why it hasn't clicked for the 29-year-old.

He said: "They've given him more than enough time. For the money they've paid they are not going to get nearly enough back for him.

"So they've got a decision to make, do they see how he goes next season in respect of scoring or let him go back to Spain and get his career going again?

"What I used to see of him at Valencia, he was sharp, he was in and around the box, taking chances, which he is missing on a regular basis here."

Just two months before signing for Spurs, Soldado was leading the line for Spain in the 2013 Confederations Cup, first choice as the tournament began, feeding off the likes of Xavi and Andres Iniesta.

That was following up a season where he bagged 28 goals for Valencia, yet 12 months on he did not even make the Spanish international squad for the World Cup.

Now he is a player whose confidence appears drained, and even if he were to score five or more goals between now and the end of the season, it would likely be too little too late. If that did happen, perhaps the biggest positive would be that it may help them fetch a half-decent price should they decide to cash in this coming summer.

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