Photo: Tottenham striker pays tribute to Vlad Chircihes after exit
Tottenham Hotspur striker Roberto Soldado pays tribute to Romania international Vlad Chircihes after Napoli move
Roberto Soldado took to Instagram to wish Vlad Chircihes good luck after the defender swapped Tottenham Hotspur for Napoli on Thursday.
The Romania international completed a move to the Serie A side for an undisclosed fee after struggling to make an impact under Mauricio Pochettino last season.
The centre-half has made just 43 appearances in all competitions for the north London side after he moved to White Hart Lane from Steaua Bucharest in a £6.7m deal in 2013.
And Soldado, who was signed by former manager Andre Villas-Boas in the same transfer window as Chircihes in 2013, paid tribute to his team-mate after his move.
Soldado wrote on the photo-sharing app: “All the best to my romanian brother @vladchiriches Great man and great professional. Come on gladiator!! ”
Spurs have sold two centre-halves this summer after former captain Younes Kaboul completed a reported £8m switch to Sunderland earlier this month.
Pochettino, who was appointed as Tim Sherwood’s successor last summer, has signed Belgium international Toby Alderweireld from Atletico Madrid last summer.