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Harry Redknapp set to allow forward to leave White Hart Lane.
Roman Pavlyuchenko ‘agrees personal terms’ for Spurs to Lokomotiv transfer
Roman Pavlyuchenko has prepared the ground for his exit from Spurs in the January transfer window by agreeing personal terms with Lokomotiv Moscow, according to reports in Russia.
The striker has not started a Premier League game this term and is known to be keen to find a new club ahead of the Euro 2012 finals.
With that in mind, the 29-year-old has held talks with Lokomotiv and accepted a salary offer, reports Sovetsky Sport.
The Russian club still have to negotiate a price with Spurs and it is thought they hope to pay just £7.7million for a player who cost £13million when he moved to White Hart Lane from Spartak Moscow in 2008.
In the summer Harry Redknapp appeared determined to freshen up his attacking options and though he appeared to fail to land a number of big fish, settling instead of a loan deal to bring in prolific Man City man Emmanuel Adebayor, the White Hart Lane manager did lose two of his international striking quartet. Peter Crouch left for Stoke City and Robbie Keane for a stateside move to the LA Galaxy, this must have left Roman Pavlyuchenko thinking that perhaps he would finally get a real chance to shine at the North London club, he was wrong.
The 29 year old striker has had a tough time of it since his move from Spartak Moscow in 2008, following the Russian’s excellent showing at the European Championships. Ever since then he has attempted to secure regular first team football and has never quite managed it.
Pavlyuchenko has managed just 45 Premier League starts in three and a half years. His overall record is not too shabby considering the amount of time he has spent warming the bench. The big forward has netted 40 goals in 109 appearances, of which 39 were coming from the bench.
A move to Lokomotiv Moscow may well be the best for all concerned.