BBC Sport is reporting that Tottenham have decided against pursuing Russian star Andrei Arshavin.
Andrei Arshavin – Tottenham no longer interested
The BBC is reporting that Arshavin’s club Zenit St Petersburg have rejected a bid from Tottenham Hotspur, and that may have ended the deal for the 27 year-old Russian.
But a Spurs source has told BBC Sports that in fact Spurs have not even bid for the Russian, and have simply turned their attention to other players.
Arshavin has been linked with Arsenal, Barcelona, Chelsea and now Tottenham since Euro 2008 ended, and each club has finally pulled out.
It’s not helping the player that his club have priced him way too high, and that may backfire on them, as greed sometimes does.
However, Arshavin’s tremendous Russian team-mate, striker Roman Pavlyuchenko, is thought to be one of the players Spurs are now interested in.
But even his price has spiralled up to Â£15M, when at the Euro 2008, he was said to be available for Â£6M – yes, sure.
Roman looked tremendous in the Euro 2008 tournament, and seems ready-made to be a big star in the Premier league.
A big strong lad, very physical, good header of a ball, and keeps scoring – not unlike a certain Alan Shearer, come to think of it.
On Thursday, Arshavin’s agent Dennis Lachter said he was confident his client would be playing for Tottenham next season.
Lachter told BBC Radio 5 Live.
“It is my prediction that Arshavin is going to be a Tottenham player this season,”
“He just rejected a huge, huge offer to renew his contract for another five years.”
“He would like to leave for the Premier League.”
Maybe after all of this – Newcastle may just be the last club standing – just like we were the first to be interested in the Russian last November.
We missed our chance and should have signed him in January when he was available at Â£8M.Â Â 🙁
We live and learn.