Tottenham transfers: Roberto Soldado committed to Valencia

Tottenham transfers: Valencia striker Roberto Soldado says he is committed to firing his side back into the Champions League

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Andre Villas-Boas's men finished fifth last season Photo: Back Page Images

Roberto Soldado has committed his future to Valencia in the wake of reports linking the Spaniard with a move to Tottenham Hotspur.

The Valencia striker was unable to fire his side into La Liga’s top four this season despite scoring 24 goals in 36 top-flight appearances.

Andre Villas-Boas has made no secret of his desire to strengthen his attacking options at Spurs, with Emmanuel Adebayor and Jermain Defoe both suffering from injuries and a loss of form this term.

But Soldado, 28, who is part of Spain’s Confederations Cup squad, is keen to remain at the Mestalla and help Valencia improve on their fifth-place position.

“It is clear for me that I want to stay here and help Valencia return to the Champions League, where we deserve to be,” Soldado told Valencian newspaper Super Deporte.

“That is despite the fact that we have not achieved our aim of doing that this season.”

Soldado has scored 82 goals in 141 appearances for Valencia after completing a €10m (£8.5m) move to the Mestalla from Getafe in 2010.

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