Soldado: My future is clearly with Valencia

The striker has been linked with a move to Tottenham but, despite hinting at a possible summer switch to England in the past, he insists he has no plans to leave the club
Valencia striker Roberto Soldado has seemingly ruled out a summer exit from the Mestalla after insisting his future "clearly" lies with the Spanish outfit.

The 28-year-old, who bagged 24 goals in 36 La Liga appearances last season, has attracted the interest of Andre Villas-Boas and Spurs were reportedly weighing up a bid after the attacker admitted he was open to a move to the Premier League.

But Soldado has now moved to quash such speculation, insisting he aims to help Valencia earn a spot back in the Champions League after a troubled season on the field last term.

"Clearly [my future] is with Valencia," he told Marca. "It is the place where I want this to return the club to the site you have to be, that is the Champions League.

"This year there has been a lot of fuss. I do not want to use it as an excuse. Hopefully we are nearing the end of such troubles and entering a period of stability for the good of the club. What we want is calm and sporting success."