Tottenham striker unwilling to sit on the bench anymore

Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko has today reiterated his desire to leave the club this January claiming that it is impossible to stay at White Hart Lane under the current circumstances.

The Russian international has spent just over a year in north London, however he has made only 30 Premier League appearances during that time, scoring just 5 goals. Pavlyuchenko, 27, arrived at Tottenham with quite a big reputation but unfortunately for himself and the club, he has failed to live up to that billing.

Speaking today, Pavlyuchenko said today : “I want to leave the club. It is impossible to remain there under the circumstances I find myself in. I have been sitting on the subs’ bench for half a year and as a result lost a place in the starting 11 of the national team.”

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp will be more than happy to cash in on Pavlyuchenko once the January transfer window opens, as he looks to strengthen his squad in different areas. It is thought that Spurs will listen to any offers near the £10 million mark and with several European clubs already admitting an interest, that shouldn’t be a problem.

It will be fascinating to see who Pavlyuchenko ends up with. I personally don’t foresee him moving back to his old club Spartak Moscow but a move to Spain really does look like a decent bet at the moment. Valencia are one of the clubs reportedly interested in the 6 foot 2 inch striker and in my view, the Mestalla may well be his home come the end of January.

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