Roberto Saldado
Roberto Soldado is hoping to fire Tottenham to Champions League qualification next season. [Reuters]

Roberto Soldado aims to repay the faith shown in him by Tottenham Hotspur by firing the club to Champions League qualification this season.

Spurs broke their transfer record by paying Valencia £26m to secure the signature of the Spanish striker and will be hoping that he can make a major impact as the club look to improve upon their fifth place finish last season.

Soldado has been one of the most prolific finishers in Spain over recent seasons, with only Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi and Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo scoring more goals over the course of the last four years in La Liga.

The 28 year old scored 30 goals in all competitions last season and is determined to improve upon that tally in his first campaign at White Hart Lane as he looks to help Tottenham secure a top four finish.

"I've come here as a striker to score goals. I always try to achieve more goals in the next season, so that will be my aim, to score as many goals as I can for Spurs next season," Soldado told the official Tottenham website.

"My main aim is to get that number one striker shirt on the pitch and obviously, to score goals and try to get us into the Champions League, where we deserve to be."

Tottenham narrowly missed out on a place in the top four last season, finishing just one point behind Arsenal, but manager Andre Villas-Boas has worked hard over the summer to improve the squad.

Soldado will likely be lining up alongside fellow new signings Paulinho and Nacer Chadli once the season gets underway and the Spanish striker believes the Spurs squad has enough quality to be regularly competing on the grandest European stage.

"I've joined a great club with a lot of great players. As a group, including the new players, we're looking to improve and our objective is to get Spurs to where we belong," added Soldado.

"Spurs is a great club and a club that deserves to be in the Champions League. I know it's a hard league and we have to work and play to that level to get there and I will do my best for the team."

Tottenham also confirmed that Soldado will be given the number nine shirt as he looks to cement his place as the number one forward at the club ahead of Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor.