Spaniards ready to save Tottenham flop

Tottenham flop Roberto Soldado could be set for a quick return to Spain, with reports from MARCA claiming that Atletico Madrid are keen to sign him on loan for the coming season.

Spurs only snapped up the forward last summer as a part of their £110m mega spend, with his signature costing him a then record £26m – which was later usurped by the £30m arrival or Erik Lamela.

Although he showed initial signs of promise, the 29-year-old’s career at White Hart Lane hasn’t ever really taken off with just six goals in the Premier League to his name – only two of those were not from the penalty spot.

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However Atletico are willing to gamble on him as they look to step up their transfer plans ahead of the new season.

The La Liga champions lost both David Villa and Diego Costa this window, and although they’ve since signed Mario Mandzukic from Bayern Munich, manager Diego Simeone is understood to want more firepower.

Soldado was prolific in Spain with Getafe and Valencia, and ‘El Cholo’ believes that he can help the experienced striker get back to his best.