Report: Roberto Soldado targeted for Villarreal move, talks already held over transfer

Roberto Soldado

Villarreal are reportedly targeting Tottenham's Roberto Soldado.

According to Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo, the agents of Roberto Soldado have held talks with Villarreal over a move from Tottenham.

Soldado, 29, arrived at Tottenham two years ago, joining from Valencia having smashed 81 goals in 141 games for the Spanish giants in a remarkable spell.

Despite napped up to be the regular goalscorer Tottenham needed under Andre Villas-Boas, Soldado has struggled to live up to his billing, scoring just 16 goals in 76 games for Spurs.

With manager Mauricio Pochettino keen to revamp his squad at White Hart Lane this summer, Soldado could be set for the exit, according to reports in Spain.

Mundo Deportivo suggest that Villarreal are very keen to hand Soldado a return to Spain this summer, and have even held talks with the striker's representatives over a deal, with a decision expected in the coming days.

Time to go?

Tottenham saw Harry Kane emerge as a star last season, but the youngster had virtually no help around him, with Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor both struggling for goals.

Two years into his Tottenham career, it already seems that Soldado has nothing to offer Spurs, and a departure is best for player and club.

A return to Spain could help Soldado rekindle his best form, whilst a departure would also aid Pochettino in his quest to bring in some attacking help for Kane.

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