Ex-Spurs striker Soldado to join Fener­bahce: Club

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For­mer Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur striker Roberto Soldado is set to join Turk­ish Su­per Lig side Fener­bahce af­ter two sea­sons at Vil­lar­real in his na­tive Spain, the Is­tan­bul club said yes­ter­day. An agree­ment with Spain in­ter­na­tional Soldado has been reached in prin­ci­ple, Fener­bahce said. The player will ar­rive in Is­tan­bul later Wed­nes­day to fi­nalise the deal. Af­ter stints at Span­ish sides in­clud­ing Real Madrid and Va­len­cia, Soldado joined Tot­ten­ham in 2013, stay­ing with the English Premier­ship side for two sea­sons. He joined Vil­lar­real in 2015 but much of last sea­son was blighted by a knee in­jury. Fener­bahce are look­ing to re­in­force their side af­ter fin­ish­ing well be­hind cham­pi­ons Be­sik­tas and sur­prise run­ners-up Basak­se­hir Is­tan­bul in the Turk­ish Su­per Lig last sea­son, thus miss­ing out on a Cham­pi­ons League place. Other sign­ings for Fener­bahce in the close sea­son have in­cluded Mo­roc­can in­ter­na­tional de­fender Na­bil Di­rar, French at­tack­ing mid­fielder Math­ieu Val­buena and Chilean in­ter­na­tional de­fender Mauri­cio Isla. —AFP

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