Roberto Soldado
Ledley King says Roberto Soldado is exactly the kind of player Tottenham need.

Former Tottenham captain Ledley King has talked up the prospects of Roberto Soladado and Eric Lamela as Spurs prepare to play with their new squad for the first time this weekend.

The side face Norwich City on the first day of Premier League action back from the international break and will have signings Christian Eriksen and Lamela ready to start games for the first time.

The duo will join an invigorated squad that has taken on seven new faces over the course of the summer and despite the loss of Gareth Bale Andre Villas-Boas holds high hopes for his side to finish in the top four this season.

When asked by Independent readers who King was looking forward to watching the most in the new Tottenham line-up, he said Lamela looked like the kind of player who would very quickly fit into his club's style of play.

"I'm actually really looking forward to watching Lamela play," he said. "I'll admit I've not seen too much of him, but what I have seen he looks really exciting, the type of player that Tottenham could do with."

After a difficult season for Tottenham in front of goal over the 2012/13 season in which both Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor disappointed, a striker was high on Villas-Boas' list this summer.

King says that Soldado could be the missing piece to the north London club's attacking puzzle with the Spain international already looking relaxed and at home in a Spurs shirt.

"Soldado is a goal-scorer and that's exactly what we need as well," he explained. "Someone who can provide 20 goals a season.

"Jermain Defoe is someone who I could see doing that - he has struggled to play as many games as he would have liked to. And Adebayor does a lot of other work for the team, but I think Soldado is a real box man who can provide the goals."

And while the manager has insisted that Spurs cannot win the title this campaign King believes that there is the possibility that it could happen in the next two years if they achieve their dream finish this time around.

"I think we'll have to see at the end of the season how well they do - if they finish in the top three or two, maybe we can look at the next season," he said. "A lot depends on how the players gel."