Last Updated: Wed, 31 Jul 2013 13:24
Tottenham front man Jermain Defoe believes the signing of Valencia striker Roberto Soldado would take the club to the next level.
Spurs have not been quiet in the transfer market this summer with the additions of Belgian winger Nacer Chadli and Brazilian midfielder Paulinho, but the landing of Soldado for around £26m would certainly top that.
Despite the fact that he could possibly take Defoe's place in the side, the 30-year-old England striker is looking forward to having him in the team.
"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.
"For me, it's not a case of thinking, 'A top-class forward is coming in, maybe I'm not going to play.' At the end of the day, I work hard and look after myself, so that I can give myself the best chance of bringing goals to the team.
"A guy like Soldado can only strengthen us."
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