Today it was announced that Tottenham Hotspur striker Roberto Soldado completed a move to Spanish side Villarreal.
The move ended two years of ‘what could have been’ with the forward capturing the hearts and minds of the White Hart Lane faithful.
Never have I wanted a player to succeed more at Spurs than Soldado. Despite the turmoil suffered during his time at the club, every time he wore Lilywhite you could see that he strived for success, not just for himself but for Tottenham.
My dying memory of the new Villarreal forward will forever be his passion. He admitted after his fantastic counter-attack goal against Everton back in November 2014 that he was brought to tears at half-time. Until that goal, Soldado had not found the net since scoring against Cardiff on March 2nd.
The fourth of our ‘magnificent seven’ to depart, Soldado did enjoy some special moments at the club. Whether his Europa League hat-trick against Anzhi Makhachkala, his consecutive debut penalties, or his Dinamo Tblisi double, Roberto Soldado will always hold a special place in the hearts of our supporters.
He was meant to be the long lost replacement for Dimitar Berbatov. He was meant to be a ‘one-in-two’ goal-scorer. He was meant to light up the Premier League. But it just wasn’t meant to be.
Goodbye and best wishes for the future Bobbie, sorry it didn’t work out, and thanks for following!