According to this source, a certain Russian star is all but packed and ready to leave his homeland, and that has led to speculation that he may well finally be heading for White Hart Lane!
Andrei Arshavin looks on his way out of Zenit St Petersburg – which will alert Tottenham.
The Russian play-maker could leave in January after his club failed to make next season’s Champions League.
Zenit sources said: “We are ready to resume negotiations about him. The football transfer market is going to be affected by the financial crisis. So Arshavin’s price will go down. The question is how much.” (Daily Mirror)
You can’t underplay the fantastic effect Harry Redknapp has made at Tottenham since arriving, and it’s not just in evidence through the results, but also in the demeanour and attitude of every player. They seem ready to give the new boss 100%, which is about 50% more than they gave Juande. Some fans may think a move for Arshavin may not be as urgent as they had thought a month ago, but the Zenit man could only be a bonus to a club who could still do with one or two new faces in January.
If indeed he’s set to leave, you would imagine that given how close he came to joining the north London outfit in the summer, this would mean that Spurs are one of the favourites to win his signature. Do Tottenham fans want to see Harry make a bid for this extremely talented individual?