According to this source, Ramos is close to securing the double swoop that should ease concerns from Tottenham fans and help replace the outgoing stars!
As the finishing touches were being put to the Bentley deal, Spurs were on to their next business, a £34m twin raid on Russia, with fees agreed of £19m for Arshavin and £15m for Pavlyuchenko.
Those two signings will take manager Juande Ramos’s spending through the £100m barrier since he arrived from Sevilla less than a year ago, although he has recouped a sizeable chunk of that in this summer’s outgoings. (Daily Mail)
It looks like Berbatov is likely to leave the White Hart Lane outfit. He was not included in the squad that took on and thrashed Leyton Orient last night, raising concerns that the Bulgarian’s sulking antics could well lead to the club deciding to cash in rather than to hold on to a player who is showing such a lack of respect. Pavlyuchenko could work well as the one man up front, but is unlikely to be able to partner Darren Bent who has been in sparkling form in the pre-season matches.
Arshavin would also be one hell of a capture and the type of player who could help the Spurs fans forget about their departing stars. Do Tottenham fans think that the team can adequately make up for the loss of both their top strikers?