9 hugely disappointing club record signings
2. Roberto Soldado, Tottenham Hotspur, £26m
He was club record signing for all of five minutes in the summer of 2013 (Erik Lamela took that mantle a few weeks later) as part of Spurs’ Supermarket Sweep-style transfer blitz, the Gareth Bale money presumably burning a hole in their pockets. And judging by his form for Valencia, he was worth every penny: Soldado scored goals at impressive rates in La Liga and was considered a potent lead man for AVB’s revamped attacking force. Sadly, like Ukrainian striker Sergei Rebrov before him, he wilted under the White Hart Lane grumbles of discontent and a style of play that made little of his talents.
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Soldado attempting to kick a ball to the fans during his unveiling. Appears to miss them completely, poor fella. https://t.co/IgGevLFDeg
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) August 18, 2015