The 28-year-old will break the club's transfer record in a deal worth €30m subject to the former Real Madrid player passing a medical.

Soldado's arrival at White Hart Lane will see manager Andre Villas-Boas smash the club record deal for a second time following the £17m signing of Brazilian midfielder Paulinho earlier this month.

The Spanish international made 46 appearances for Valencia last term scoring 30 goals as he helped his side qualify for the Europa League.