Juande Ramos has already made some huge signings in recent months but he isn’t finished yet!
They fear there will be be riots on the streets of St Petersburg when Andrei Arshavin joins Tottenham this week.
Senior officials at Zenit St Petersburg accept a £19million deal will finally go through and the most gifted player in the Russian League will have the chance to prove he’s not a flawed genius who can be breathtaking one week, anonymous the next.
Zenit skipper Anatoli Tymoschuk is adamant.
He said: “Arshavin will be a sensation in England.
“He is the kind of player they have not seen in English football yet. The fans have seen great dribblers and fabulous strikers from Spain, Portugal, Argentina and Brazil.
“But they have never seen a player from Russia with such exceptional talent.”
Tymoschuk lifted the UEFA Cup in May at the City of Manchester stadium with Arshavin on his side when Zenit beat Rangers. It was a long road to Manchester while in domestic football Zenit were winning the Russian title.
Tymoschuk went on: “Without Arshavin we would not have got there. He was an absolute star in every European round.
“He also was the most influential player in the league and helped us win the title. For every team he’s the extra quality you need to win trophies. (Sunday Mirror)
With Bentley, Modric, Gomes and Giovani in the bag and with this Russian on his way to the club maybe the north London club will not miss Robbie Keane or indeed Dimitar Berbatov (if he does indeed leave for Old Trafford). Tottenham may well be challenging for a top six finish next term in fact they could well even attempt an assault on a much coveted top four place given their wealth of talent in their new signings. Arshavin would be the icing on the cake and would surely make them this summer transfer windows best buyers. What do Spurs fans think the club can achieve in 08/09?