Rafa wants Tottenham cast-offs!
Reds boss Rafa Benitez is believed to be after Spurs striker Roman Pavlyuchenko.
The Russian forward has found life difficult at White Hart Lane, spending the majority of time on the bench for Tottenham Hotspur as Jermain Defoe, Robbie Keane and Peter Crouch hog the starting positions.
Pavlyuchenko is keen to leave North London, and the striker has been constantly linked with a move to Serie ‘A’ side Roma.
However, Liverpool boss Benitez is keen to add some strength to his thin attacking options, and Pavlyuchenko could be a shock choice for the Spaniard.
Rumours that originally surfaced in The People refuse to go away, and the striker hasn’t hidden his desire to move.
“I only sit on the bench for my club – I can only hope that January will bring changes in my life,” said Pavlyuchenko.
“I’ve never had such a black period in my life.” (Give Me Football – PFA Website)
In many ways a move for Tottenham’s very much surplus to requirements striker Roman Pavlyuchenko would make sense for all concerned and it will be interesting to see if this much speculated move comes to fruition next month. We could obviously do with another attacking option and even though the former Spartak Moscow man can’t get a game at White Hart Lane he is still a top notch forward who at Euro 2008 was considered one of the best front men in Europe but his time at the north London club has been stuttered and now Harry Redknapp seems more than likely to allow the Russian international to leave.
Roman is a player who could do a very good job at Anfield, either as a support man alongside Fernando Torres or simply as injury cover should it be needed. There has been some talk of a loan move but I can not imagine Harry Redknapp loaning us one of his players just so that we could have a better chance of beating them to fourth spot, however they are unlikely to turn down a permanent cash offer but again any such move would depend on how much money Rafa has to play with.