Spurs have approached their transfer dealings with a refreshing efficiency this summer.
His exit follows those of Etienne Capoue to Watford, Paulinho to China’s Guangzhou Evergrande and Lewis Holtby to Hamburg.
Emmanuel Adebayor, Vlad Chiriches and Aaron Lennon are also unlikely to be at the club come September 2nd, and there now seems to be a real cohesion behind the scenes at White Hart Lane
Daniel Levy has been criticised in the past for placing too high a value on so-called ‘deadwood’ players, leading to several of them outstaying their welcome.
This year has been different, however, with losses already taken on Capoue and Paulinho, while Chiriches and Soldado should depart for a fraction of their original fees.
Levy has recognised the importance of fully backing a manager and is prepared to take a financial hit if it means Mauricio Pochettino can shape a squad that is fully his own.
The speed at which Spurs have shifted a large chunk of their deadwood suggests the hierarchy are confident of securing replacements and ensuring the club isn’t left short.
Pochettino’s squad is beginning to take shape but a few more additions are required, most critically a back-up striker and top quality central midfielder.
James McCarthy has been strongly linked but Everton boss Roberto Martinez has today, in quotes carried by the Daily Mail, reiterated his determination to keep the Republic of Ireland international at Goodison Park.
Victor Moses and Michy Batshuayi have also been linked with a White Hart Lane switch recently - by the Daily Star and the Mirror respectively - and Spurs fans will be eager to see some attacking reinforcements sooner rather than later.
Confidence should be high, though, considering the efficiency at which Spurs addressed their defensive issues this summer, and that same approach should extend to signings of a more attacking nature.
The coming weeks are sure to be full of intrigue at Tottenham, while Daniel Levy has suggested a typical late flurry of activity will take place, in quotes published by Sky Sports.
Whether the deals happen in the next two weeks or in the last two weeks of the transfer window, Spurs' plan seems to be fully on course, and Pochettino should have a streamlined and tailored squad at his disposal once the window slams shut.