Ramos to complete a Spurs switcheroo – Bulgarian out, Russian in!

It looks like Dimitar Berbatov may finally get his wish, as Juande Ramos lines up a replacement for his moody Bulgarian git. Spurs have got off to a craptastic start and a fresh striker will surely give them a boost.

The Daily Mail reports that just as Berba sulks his way towards the White Hart Lane revolving door, smiling striker Roman Pavlyuchenko is set to join.

Dimitar Berbatov’s switch to Manchester United looked to be moving a step closer last night after Roman Pavlyuchenko claimed he had finally agreed a deal to join Tottenham.

Spartak Moscow had earlier said the Russia striker, 26, had opted against a move because of family reasons, but last night he confirmed he had not travelled with the Spartak squad for the second leg of their Champions League qualifier with Dynamo Kiev as he was finalising the details of his move to Spurs.
Roman Pavlyuchenko

He said: ‘I am back in Moscow and I will not play in Kiev, and I can confirm I am going to Tottenham. I am waiting for a visa and as soon as it is granted, I am ready to go to England and sign.’

Pavlyuchenko said he has yet to discuss the move with Spurs boss Juande Ramos. He added: ‘Juande Ramos and I have not yet met, it seems like he will call me, but I know for

sure he is very interested in my services.’ (Daily Mail)

There is no doubt that a willing servant to the club is of far more use than a moaning sulker, but has Pavlyuchenko got what it takes to replace Berbatov as a goalscorer?

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