Harry wants to bring big name defender to White Hart Lane and also wants to try to learn entire Russian language by Sunday lunchtime.
The Daily Mail says Spurs manager Harry Redknapp would love to take Ferdinand to White Hart Lane in the summer.
Ferdinand would not rule out a return to London at some time but an imminent move remains unlikely, despite the fact that United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has bought Chris Smalling from Fulham as a long-term replacement.
Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has admitted he finds it difficult to deal with Roman Pavlyuchenko owing to the Russian’s limited grasp of English.
Despite spending more than 18 months in England since his £13.8m move from Spartak Moscow in August 2008, Pavlyuchenko still struggles to speak the language and prefers to surround himself with Russian-speaking friends and skip English lessons.
Redknapp said: ‘We do see eye to eye. I get on very well with him, Well, I say that, it is difficult to talk to him – he doesn’t speak much English.
‘It is not easy. I can’t go up to him and have a chat with him every day because there is only a few words you can get out of him.’
But, despite hankering after a move abroad and voicing his discontent with life at White Hart Lane, Pavlychenko has scored five goals in his last three outings and given Redknapp a ‘nice selection headache’ ahead of Sunday’s key Premier League clash against Everton.
Hot streak: Pavlyuchenko has blasted four goals in two games for Tottenham
‘He can only get himself out of the team now,’ said Redknapp after the Russian’s double against Bolton in the FA Cup last night.
‘I have said all along when he works hard and wants to play he is a fantastic technical player. I could have sold him in the winter, but we didn’t want to sell him. He is a smashing lad.’ (Daily Mail)
Life is pretty sweet at as a Spurs fan right now and last nights win at White Hart Lane over Bolton was another reason to be cheerful as it puts us that bit nearer some nice silverware, but first things first a place in the top four is what we all want and the visit of Everton on Sunday is a simply crucial game we really must win. Anyway back to some speculation doing the rounds.
Apparently we are still very keen on Rio Ferdinand, not sure how much of this supposed interest is true and how much is lazy paper talk (probably around 25/75 in this instance). I think the Manchester United man has some serious injury concerns that will probably haunt the rest of his playing career and therefore I can’t see anyone taking the England international, even though on his day he is still pretty solid. How much would he cost? Well on the “Lescott scale” I would say around £18m would get the 31 year old.
Even if he was available and Harry did want to reacquaint himself with his former West Ham defender, I really don’t think the move would be a wise one, so therefore its lucky that its probably just the construct of a very bored tabloid journalist.
Onto Roman Pavlyuchenko. The Russian is quite literally on fire. Having seen Robbie go to Celtic he probably realised this was his chance to grab the bull by the horns and he has been immense in recent weeks and shown that in this form he can not be ignored, although that being said It wouldn’t surprise me if Harry did indeed put the former Spartak Moscow man back on the bench, and that will not go down to well with the forward.
Anyway I guess this is what happens when you have an embarrassment of riches to pick your team from. I must say this squad is proving to be one of the strongest in the three plus decades I have been a Spurs fan (still in my thirties in case anyone thinks that I have defected to White Hart Lane) and the remarkable turnaround still has me waking up in the middle of the night wondering if this was all just a dream.