According to this source, Ramos is still looking to snare this Russian star, and his agent believes a deal could well be struck in January!
Tottenham missed out on the capture of Andrei Arshavin during the summer transfer window, but the player’s agent has suggested a deal could be revived in January.
Spurs’ pursuit of the Russian schemer was one of the talking points of the summer, but the move failed to materialise as the two clubs could not agree on a deal.
It is believed they were very close in terms of a fee and the Russian’s agent has suggested the deal has been merely shelved.
“Zenit were not happy with the payment structure of the transfer fee over several years and the fact Tottenham resumed talks so late,” Arshavin’s agent Dennis Lachter told Sovietski Sport.
”They came back at the dawn of the closure of the Russian transfer window and that would not have left Zenit enough time to find a replacement.
”However, (Zenit president, Alexander) Dyukov said that if Tottenham are still interested in buying Arshavin then we can revisit the subject when the winter transfer window opens in January.” (Setanta Sports)
No sooner has the transfer window shut, then rumours for January start flying around. I guess it’s to be expected, and this Russian ace was chased hard by Tottenham. This report seems to suggest that Arshavin may well join Pavlyuchenko at White Hart Lane early next year.
The £20m-rated Zenit man was said to be on his way to north London when the St Petersburg side decided that the instalment plan for the payment was not to their liking, even though it was the usual way that clubs complete transfer fees. It’s interesting to note that Dick Advocaat’s side seem to have suffered greatly this season, as the reigning champions lie way back in seventh with more than half of the season completed, so come January it will become all the more clearer that Arshavin’s side may not even be in a Champions League spot and that could well make this transfer all the more likely?
Do Spurs fans want to see Juande get his man in the next window, or would they rather just give up on the deal entirely?