The Spanish club Villarreal have confirmed the arrival of Tottenham Hotspur striker Roberto Soldado on a three-year deal.
The Spain international returns to his homeland after spending his two-year spell at White Hart Lane for an undisclosed fee.
He scored only 16 goals in 76 appearances, while seven Premier League goals across two seasons for the north London club.
Both clubs have officially announced the agreement for the transfer of the 30-year-old striker, who will be presented on Monday.
— Villarreal CF (@VillarrealCF) August 14, 2015
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 14, 2015
Soldado joined Spurs from Valencia in 2013 for a club-record fee of €30m, has posted a message on Twitter:
“These two years have been difficult for me, but I wouldn’t change this experience for nothing in the world. I am sorry for not being able to meet the expectations that Tottenham had put on me.”
THANK YOU! pic.twitter.com/pKGQWsTymR
— Roberto Soldado (@R9Soldado) August 14, 2015
Villarreal will start the La Liga season at Real Betis on August 23.