Apparently Juande has failed in his latest attempt to sign David Bentley, however the target reported below is a far better prospect than the Blackburn man and if the Spaniard pulls it off it would surely be the signing of the summer!
Juande Ramos has made it clear that he doesn’t want to see either Robbie Keane or Dimitar Berbatov, but Ramos has said that since they have both declared their intentions lie elsewhere, they could become “negative influences in the dressing room”.
If, as he surmises, “when a player’s head is turned and their commitment is absent”, it makes more sense to sell them and replace them with someone who wants to play.
Zenit are willing to sell, but are looking for double what Barcelona valued the player at, and they are unlikely to come anywhere near it in the future, despite Arshavin begging Zenit to drop the price.
Now it has been reported that Tottenham are willing to put an amount on the table far in excess of Barcelona’s offer, and they won’t sell Berbatov to Man Utd until they have a worthy replacement.
Arshavin is lacking in suitors right now as clubs have rejected Zenit’s demands, and it looks like he will have no choice but to go to Tottenham, or he will have to stay yet another year in Russia.
So, at the moment, Arshavin is very likely to go to White Hart Lane, with Berbatov then heading north to Manchester. (footylatest.com)
It’s clearly going to be a busy period for the north London club, where it appears a great many players are linked with exits. Sunderland apparently want to sign a Quartet of squad fillers and of course Liverpool and Manchester United want a star striker each! So it will at least be better news for Spurs fans to hear of an incoming player being the subject of massive speculation. Arshavin is a top quality player and whilst Blackburn Rovers demand an incredible 17m for their want-away man surely a bid of similar proportions for the Zenit man would be far more worthwhile. Do Tottenham fans believe they could snare the Russian and is he a better investment than the former Arsenal man?