Villarreal have announced the signing of former Tottenham Striker Roberto Soldado (Pen). The Spanish International is fair to say did not live up to his £26m price fee.
Soldado, 30, moved to Spurs for a from Valencia in 2013. But he struggled to make an impact and will now to return to Spain.
“These two years have been difficult for me but I wouldn’t change this experience for anything in the world,” Soldado tweeted.
Soldado signed a four-year contract when he joined Tottenham.
But he managed just seven goals in 52 top-flight appearances.
In a farewell message to Spurs fans, Soldado added: “I am sorry for not being able to meet the expectations that Tottenham had put on me.
“Thanks for the elegance and treatment received from all the staff, from my team-mates and the fans.
“They didn’t stop cheering and supporting me every second I was on the pitch.”
Soldado was born in Valencia but began his career at Real Madrid, scoring 63 goals in 120 league appearances for their B side, Real Madrid Castilla.
Villarreal finished sixth in La Liga last season.
But in typical Soldado fashion he couldn’t even find the fans in a near full stand after spooning a Football out of the ground when revealed to the fans earlier today (video included)
Roberto don’t go changing…..