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Atletico de Madrid Make Spurs Striker Their No 1 Summer Transfer Target

Spaniard is heading for the exit door in the capital. 

High-flying La Liga outfit Atletico de Madrid are interested in signing out-of-favour Tottenham Hotspur front man Roberto Soldado at the end of the season, according to reports on talkSPORT.co.uk.

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The Spain international has struggled badly for both form and confidence ever since moving to the north London club from La Liga side Valencia last summer in a club-record deal worth a whopping £26m.

In total, Soldado has managed to register only ten goals and four assists in his 27 matches in all competitions for his new team so far in this campaign, including just five strikes and four assists in his 22 Premier League outings for Tottenham.

And as a result, the player has been forced to spend large portions of this season warming the substitutes’ bench at White Hart Lane, especially since recently appointed Spurs head coach Tim Sherwood replaced former manager Andre Villas-Boas in the hot seat before Christmas, with the new man at the helm instead preferring to go with the previously unsettled attacker Emmanuel Adebayor up front instead.

But it looks like the Spaniard may now be offered an escape route back home by Diego Simeone’s in-form Liga outfit.