Soldado and Negredo have both arrived in the Premier League but which is the best?
Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur have both turned to a couple of prolific Spaniards from La Liga to improve their attack in Alvaro Negredo and Roberto Soldado.
The two men were behind only scoring superstars Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Radamel Falcao in the Spanish top tier last term, but after spending a combined £48m on the pair, who has got the better deal?
Goals: 31 (25 La Liga, six Copa Del Rey)
The striker has arrived from Sevilla having netted 25 times for the club in 36 league games last season and has already scored against Bayern Munich in the Citizens’ pre-season tour.
In four years at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, Negredo has netted 85 times in 180 matches and has also earned 14 caps for Spain and scored six goals.
The Spaniard is widely regarded as the complete striker, never really straying into his own half but utterly lethal in front of goal with the forward is equally adept with both his feet and head.
Goals: 30 (24 La Liga, two Copa Del Rey, four Champions League)
Soldado was just one strike behind Negredo in the top-scorers list, although did play one less La Liga match than the 27-year-old.
Spurs have forked out £4m more than City for their new hit-man and Soldado is now by far the north London club’s record transfer.
The Spaniard is similar to his national team mate in the sense that the Spain international is also an out-and-out striker, but prefers to have the ball at his feet and is less comfortable in the air.