Tottenham Hotspur have completed the signing of Valencia striker Roberto Soldado, the La Liga club have confirmed.

Soldado scored 30 goals for Valencia last season and becomes Spurs' third signing of the summer after the additions of Paulinho and Nacer Chadli.

Andre Villas-Boas made signing a new striker a priority in the summer transfer window and Valencia president Amadeo Salvo says a deal has been agreed and confirmation is only being delayed by agents fees.

"The agreement with Tottenham is total," Salvo told Las Provincias.

"A problem with the agents has emerged," he added. "[Once resolved] he will go."

Just hours previous, Soladado, the third highest scorer in La Liga in the last four years behind Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, was remaining tight lipped over a move to White Hart Lane.

"I do not know what is going on at the moment," he said. "At the moment, I cannot say anything.

"We will wait to see what happens. When the right time comes, I will speak, as I always have done."

Striker Jermain Defoe is thrilled at the prospect of having Soldado on board.

"I can see why Spurs fans would be excited about Soldado coming because I am excited myself about the prospect of playing with him," Defoe told the Mirror. "He is a fantastic striker - sharp around the box and hungry to score goals."

The addition of Soldado is likely to pave the way for Emmanuel Adebayor to leave the club, with Besiktas claiming a deal will be agreed should they have their European ban lifted this season.

While Tottenham have added an impressive trio this summer the focus remains on the future of Gareth Bale, who continues to be linked with a move to Real Madrid

The Wales international scored 26 goals last season for Spurs and scooped the PFA Players' Player of the Year award for a second time as Tottenham narrowly missed out on Champions League qualification.