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Roberto Soldado Rillo | Forward | #9

Team: Tottenham Hotspur
Age / DOB:  (32) / 5/27/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 159

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Tottenham have worked ot an agreement with La Liga side Villareal that will see striker Roberto Soldado transferred away from White Hart Lane.
Soldado was to be one of the crown jewel pieces obtained a few years ago with the money generated after the sale of Gareth Bale, but the record 23 million spent has to be viewed as a disaster. Soldado never got on any kind of sustained run of form, and by the time Harry Kane made a name for himself last year, Soldado quickly faded to the fringes. With Emmanuel Adebayor thought to be one step behind in the exit door, expect Spurs to sign a striker in a very short time. Fri, Aug 14, 2015 01:58:00 PM
Source: BBC Sport

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Roberto Soldado may not make tomorrow's squad for Tottenham's clash with Manchester United as the maligned striker is apparently dealing with a back issue.

Forgive the use of "apparently" here, but there is some doubt as to the sincerity of Soldado's injury. The striker is thought to be on the outs, but Mauricio Pochettino has already stated that Emmanuel Adebayor was not in his season's plans. The manager probably cannot afford to say it for Soldado as well because someone needs to back up Harry Kane and until they sign someone, they can't write off Soldado yet, as much as they would like to.
Fri, Aug 7, 2015 08:37:00 AM

Roberto Soldado could be close to ending his unhappy spell at White Hart Lane as Galatasaray consider an approach for the Spanish forward.

Soldado cost Tottenham in excess of $40 million less than two years ago but following a disappointing period in London - which returned only 7 BPL goals - Mauricio Pochettino is ready to clear the decks and take a big hit on the striker. With the future of Emmanuel Adebayor uncertain and another expensive 2013 summer signing failing to live up-to his potential – Erik Lamela – the Lilywhites are a little lightweight upfront. Only Young Player of the Year Harry Kane was able to deliver consistently last season and any outgoing transfers are likely to see a move in the market with Anthony Martial (Monaco), Clinton N’Jie (Lyon) and Timo Werner (Stuttgart) reputed to be on the Spurs wish list.
Source: The Mirror
Mon, Jun 22, 2015 05:28:00 AM

Emmanuel Adebayor is hoping to get his Tottenham career back on track after the Togo international made a rare appearance during Sundays’ defeat at Old Trafford after Roberto Soldado missed out because of a training ground knee injury.

Two weeks ago Mauricio Pochettino denied Adebayor had been forced to train with the development squad as speculation mounted regarding the striker’s absence from the first team but last season’s top-scorer was able to get some minutes for only the second time this year in Soldado's absence. Although the match was over as a contest following his introduction Adebayor has vowed to return stronger having been through a "dark moment" in his career. With Harry Kane continuing to steal the limelight Adebayor has slipped down the pecking order but as Soldado struggles [plus the extent of his injury is not yet known] an opportunity for the forgotten man awaits. Pochettino also confirmed Andros Townsend was replaced against Manchester United for tactical reasons while Ryan Mason picked up a minor leg injury.
Source: The Guardian
Mon, Mar 16, 2015 03:59:00 PM

Tottenham exited the Europa League after an error-strewn 2-0 defeat by Fiorentina gave the Italian side a 3-1 aggregate win.

This could be the final nail in the coffin of Roberto Soldado's spluttering Tottenham career. The away side dominated the first half and had a clear chance to go ahead in the tie when Soldado broke the offside trap and found himself one on one with the Fiorentina keeper. However, instead of shooting he elected to square the ball to Nacer Chadli and woeful under hit his pass, allowing the keeper to recover. It was a shocking piece of play, and Spurs never recovered. Mario Gomez raced clear after a second-half mistake by Federico Fazio and slid the ball under Hugo Lloris before Chelsea loanee Mohamed Salah sealed the win after an error by Jan Vertonghen. The result is a blow for Spurs before their biggest game of the season so far - the League Cup final against Chelsea on Sunday.
Source: BBC Sport
Thu, Feb 26, 2015 04:25:00 PM

Tottenham's Roberto Soldado scored his first Premier League goal of the season with the winner as Spurs beat Everton at White Hart Lane.

We were treated to an entertaining clash at White Hart Lane, as Tottenham edged out Everton 2-1 to record only their third home win of the Premier League season. The Toffees took the lead thanks to a wonderful Kevin Mirallas strike after 15 minutes, but the goal seemed like a shot in the arm for Spurs who dominated the rest of the first half. Their dominance was rewarded - Christian Eriksen equalised after Tim Howard spilled Harry Kane's shot, before Aaron Lennon played a through ball to Roberto Soldado, who slotted in to the net. Everton had more possession in the second half, but Mauricio Pochettino's men weathered the storm and deserved the three points. This was as well as Tottenham have played all season and they move up to 7th in the table, just two points off the Champions League spots.
Source: BBC Sport
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 01:04:00 PM

Tottenham came from behind to knock Championship leaders Nottingham Forest out of the Capital One Cup.

Tottenham were rotten for 60 minutes as Nottingham Forest's team of youngsters outplayed their opponents before taking a deserved lead to shock White Hart Lane. The set-back forced Mauricio Pochettino in to three substitutions - bringing on Ryan Mason, Erik Lamela and Harry Kane - and all three had an impact. Firstly, young Mason stuck a fine goal from distance before Roberto Soldado scored with an instinctive finish, diverting Andros Towsend's shot in to the net to put Spurs ahead. In injury time, Lamela played a cute ball through to Kane who slotted home to complete a 3-1 victory. The result ends a run of four games without a win, but there is a far tougher test lying in wait at the Emirates on Saturday.
Source: BBC Sport
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 07:57:00 AM

Tottenham striker Roberto Soldado is very doubtful for this weekend's match against Sunderland.

The forward is dealing with a back and neck injury and is almost certainly ruled out. Soldado hasn't started a game for Tottenham yet this season and has only made one appearance off the bench. During his absence, Emmanuel Adebayor has started all three Premier League matches and Harry Kane was come in off the bench late in games. We are not excited about Soldado's near term fantasy appeal.
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 11:21:00 PM

With a large roster full of players he didn't choose word has leaked out that Mauricio Pochettino is willing to sell as many as 11 (yes, ELEVEN) players before the transfer deadline.

Surely not all eleven player from among Michael Dawson, Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Kyle Naughton, Nacer Chadli, Sandro, Etienne Capoue, Mousa Dembele, Andros Townsend, Aaron Lennon, Roberto Soldado and Vlad Chiriches are likely to leave it certainly sends a message to teams interested in deadline deals for any of them. Assuming he can facilitate at least a partial clear out of those names, Pochettino hopes to bring in Loic Remy, Memphis Dupay, Morgan Scnheiderlin, Toby Alderweireld, and Mateo Musacchio to reshape the squad to his liking. That's a lot of moves in 18 days.
Wed, Aug 13, 2014 11:25:00 AM

Tottenham played out an exciting 3-3 draw with Seattle Sounders in Mauricio Pochettino’s first game in charge.

Lewis Holtby scored the opening goal of an entertaining match, before Seattle turned things around to take a 2-1 lead. Spurs equalised when Roberto Soldado was fouled in the box and converted the resulting penalty, but the fun wasn't over. Seattle went ahead once again, with the scoring completed with Iago Falque made it 3-3, also from he penalty spot. It was the first match for new manager Mauricio Pochettino and he declared himself satisfied - "I’m happy as it was the first game of the tour, the conditions were difficult with warm temperatures and all the players did their best. This is the time to improve and learn and I'm very pleased with all the players."
Source: Sky Sports
Sun, Jul 20, 2014 04:41:00 AM

Atletico Madrid want to sign Roberto Soldado from Tottenham to replace Chelsea target Diego Costa.

To put it kindly, Soldado had a difficult first season in England. For the first few months the service to the striker was poor, and he was limited to half chances and penalties, but as the season wore on he missed multiple simple opportunities, looked desperately low on confidence and his work-rate simply wasn't up to scratch. It turns out that Tottenham have only paid £13million to Valenica so far, as the rest of the transfer free was based on certain targets which the player has failed to meet, so the club could allow him to leave for a similar amount. Southampton's Jay Rodriguez and QPR's Loic Remy have both been linked as possible replacements.
Fri, May 30, 2014 04:50:00 AM

Spurs striker, Roberto Soldado, is back in training after a hamstring injury. However, this weekend's match against Fulham comes to soon for him to return to first team action.

Soldado's injury has given youngster, Harry Kane, a chance to stake his own claim and two goals in as many matches makes a statement. He'll get a chance to make it three straight against Fulham this weekend.
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 12:38:00 AM

Roberto Soldado scored the only goal as Tottenham beat Cardiff 1-0.

It was a poor game in truth, settled by one moment of quality. On 28 minutes Emmanuel Adebayor's beautifully weighted pass was controlled and finished well by Soldado - only the Spaniard's second Premier League goal from open play this season and his his first in nine games. Spurs were in control for most of the match but their passing was slack at times and Cardiff had a couple of decent moment on the counter-attack down the wings against the two reserve full-backs, Kyle Naughton and Zeki Fryers. Harry Kane, on as a substitute, had a great chance to settle things with a second goal for the home side but David Marshall saved well when one-on-one. Tim Sherwood's men keep their slim hopes of a top four finish alive, while Cardiff remain rooted in the relegation zone, three points from safety.
Source: BBC Sport
Sun, Mar 2, 2014 01:34:00 PM

Misfiring Tottenham striker Roberto Soldado is working hard on and off the training field to convince Tottenham fans and the board he is worth the £26 million they paid last summer.

The Telegraph report Soldado is determined to improve his form, putting in extra hours on the training pitch while also taking three English lessons a week with a personal tutor in an attempt to improve his ability to communicate and integrate with his team-mates. The striker's efforts did not help at the weekend, as he missed two wonderful opportunities to score once on as a substitute at Norwich, but he could get another chance to impress in the Europa League on Thursday.
Tue, Feb 25, 2014 08:33:00 AM

Roberto Soldado was guilty of missing a glorious chance as Spurs lost the first leg of their Europa League round of 32 first leg tie with Dnipro.

Soldado is having a really tough time of things at the moment and this performance will not have put him any closer to displacing Emmanuel Adebayor as the starting striker in Tim Sherwood's side. As the ball was rolled across the box, the Spanish forward had an open goal to aim at but skied his effort high and wide. Yevhen Konoplyanka's second-half penalty secured a 1-0 win for Dnipro and Spurs have it all to do in the second leg.
Source: Vine
Fri, Feb 21, 2014 05:56:00 AM