White Hart Lane forward offered St James’ Park lifeline.
Tottenham have offered out-of-favour Roman Pavlyuchenko to Newcastle.
But Spurs may have more success with neighbours Sunderland as they consider their options with Nicklas Bendtner picking up an eye injury at the weekend.
SOURCE: Daily Mail
Tottenham paid Spartak Moscow £14m for the services of Roman Pavlyuchenko in a move that followed the forward’s marvelous showing at the Euro 2008 finals but the Russian’s career has lurched from one low to another during his three and a half years at White Hart Lane.
Harry Redknapp has failed to be impressed by the 30 year old’s efforts and has consistently only seen the big striker as a last ditch resort when his other attacking options have been out injured or shown poor form. Pavlyuchenko is hoping to kick start his career ahead of the Euro 2012 finals and would no doubt be interested in any move that could lead to regular first team football.
It may be unfair to label Pavlyuchenko as a flop but clearly that must be the way Redknapp sees the 6ft 2in forward as he has never fully trusted in the striker with a run of games to prove himself. He has managed 42 goals in 124 appearances a record that is not that bad at all, especially when you consider that 42 of those games came from the bench.
Newcastle United have of course just completed the signing of Papiss Cisse from Freiburg and have seen summer signing Demba Ba start the season incredibly well, netting 15 goals thus far, however both Senegal internationals will be away for at least the next three weeks and therefore Pavlyuchenko could be an immediate help at St James’ Park but one wonders how the Tottenham man would fair when the pair returned from international duty.