Report: Roberto Soldado close to completing Tottenham exit, agrees terms with Villarreal

Roberto Soldado

Tottenham striker Roberto Soldado is reportedly close to leaving Tottenham.

According to Marca, Tottenham striker Roberto Soldado has agreed to join Villarreal, and a return to Spain appears to be moving ever closer.

Soldado, 30, joined Spurs from Valencia back in the summer of 2013, and was expected to be the man to revolutionise Tottenham's attack under Andre Villas-Boas.

However, the former Spanish international has scored just 16 goals in 76 games for Spurs, and barely featured last season as Harry Kane assumed the role of being Tottenham's leading forward.

Former Real Madrid youngster Soldado has long been tipped to leave White Hart Lane, and that now looks like it could be a reality as Marca report that Soldado has agreed a deal to join Villarreal.

The terms of the transfer have not been disclosed, but Marca suggest that the move to send Soldado back to Spain is drawing ever closer after Soldado gave his approval to the deal.

A new striker is a must for Spurs

With Soldado seemingly poised to make a move to Villarreal, Tottenham would be left with just Harry Kane and Shaquile Coulthirst, as Emmanuel Adebayor gets ready to join Aston Villa, according to the Daily Mirror.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino must now focus his attentions on bringing in a new forward to help Kane during the upcoming season and beyond.

A target man figure as well as a player who has pace should be top of Pochettino's wish list, as Spurs get ready to part ways with experienced duo Adebayor and Soldado.

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