Spanish attacker looks like now staying in his homeland next season after all.
Experienced Valencia front man Roberto Soldado has pledged his future to the Liga giants, despite interest in the player from Premier League outfit Tottenham Hotspur, reports Sky Sports.
The coveted Spain international has been at the Mestalla for the past three seasons now, having signed for the club from fellow Spanish outfit Getafe for just 10 million euros in June 2010.
And in the intervening three-year period, the 28-year-old has managed to find the back of the net on 82 occasions in just 141 matches in all competitions for Valencia, including 60 strikes in only 101 Liga contests.
As a result, Tottenham head coach Andre Villas-Boas had been hoping to bring the striker to White Hart Lane when the transfer window once again opened for business on July 1 in order to add more firepower to the north London club’s attack next season.
However, Soldado has now come out to confirm his commitment to Valencia, telling Valencian newspaper Super Deporte.: “It is clear for me that I want to stay here and help Valencia return to the Champions League, where we deserve to be.
“That is despite the fact that we have not achieved our aim of doing that this season.”