Roman looks for way out.
Roman Pavlyuchenko wants to leave Tottenham Hotspur after being restricted to just one appearance as an 89th-minute substitute so far this season.
The Russia striker fears his World Cup place is in doubt and told his agent to meet White Hart Lane boss Harry Redknapp for talks today.
‘No footballer likes being on the bench game after game,’ said the 27-year-old.
‘I could lose my place in the Russian squad for the 2010 World Cup.
‘I’m ready now to listen to offers from other clubs. But I can’t say anything concrete right now.’ (Daily Mail)
You can’t blame either party with this one. Roman Pavyluchenko obviously wants first team football but Harry’s success at the helm shows that he knows what he is doing. The partnership of Keane and Defoe is working wonders thus far this season and to be honest Peter Crouch is clearly the next in line so the Russian would do well to take the first offer made to him.
It’s a shame because the fans seem to appreciate the former Spartak Moscow man as he gives his all when he is selected but he will find it hard to placate those ahead of him in the queue. Redknapp will probably not stand in his way should a reasonable offer arrive. In many ways its a case of the right player, wrong time for Mr. Pavyluchenko.