There’s not much time left for the big summer deals to go through, and as the Premier League continues its relatively low level of activity, Tottenham have struck.
Of course, as the Gareth Bale story continues to swirl around in the media, with no sign of Daniel Levy accepting Real Madrid’s bid, Spurs have been busy attempting to bolster their squad ahead of the new season.
Over the past few weeks, they’ve been pursuing Spanish striker Roberto Soldado, and on Wednesday night, they finally landed their man.
According to a story published in The Irish Times, the Valencia star has already signed on the dotted line in a deal worth a reported 30 million to the Spanish giants.
Of course, the deal has been overshadowed by the Bale transfer saga, however, there can be no arguing that Soldado is a quality signing.
Perhaps he’s been brought in as an attempt to keep Bale at the club.
Villa-Boas will hope that the Welshman can see that Tottenham Hotspur are a club on the up, building for the future, and that if he stays, they can continue to build and bring in more top-class signings.
Then again, it could be viewed as a deal to lessen the blow of Bale’s inevitable departure.
Either way, Tottenham, one of the top five sides in the league, have actually brought in a decent player this current transfer window, which is more than can be said of Manchester United or Arsenal despite all of their transfer talk.