Last summer, we purchased Spanish striker Roberto Soldado from Valencia for a fee of £26 million which was our record fee at the time. There was a lot of hype about Roberto because his goal record for Valencia was simply astonishing. In 101 league games for the club, he notched up a tidy 59 goals. It seemed like Tottenham had finally found themselves a world class striker. This was simply not the case. In 26 league games, Soldado has only found the net 6. 4 of these have been from the penalty spot. Some fans would believe that when Roberto plays, he has shown glimpses of the man who scored on average a goal every two games. I believe this is true. Roberto and his link up play are good, he can pick a pass but the finishing touch just isn’t there. I recently asked my twitter followers what they thought of the Spaniard this season. The views varied: “Being honest I expected better. He WILL come good” “it’s only the goals that he's lacking you can't knock his work rate. I think he'll come good...” “Frustrating but I think if he'd started scoring from open play early on then I think he'd have 20+ league goals now.” “Showed glimpses of skill but a tough first year for him, both personally and professionally. Next season should be better.” “he hasn't stopped trying but nothing is going his way, he will come good got the ability just hadn't clicked yet.” So, most fans agreed that he will score more goals and will play a bigger part for us next season. We will wait and see!