Tottenham Give Up On Arshavin

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 £15M, when at the Euro 2008, he was said to be available for £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.”

Wrong again.

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 £8M.   🙁

We live and learn.

Comments welcome.

42 comments so far

  • Allman20

    Aug 1, 2008 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #1

    I feel we should go for him, it would give the fans and the press something to shout. Sadly it maybe time to offload old Duffy boy to blackburn and bring in young Warnock!

    Wooooo 1st comment

  • 51times

    Aug 1, 2008 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #2

    Inflated price, inflated wages, inflated ego.

  • Michael

    Aug 1, 2008 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #3

    Argh! Arshavin again. Id love it, but seriously we need to give it a rest.

  • stantos

    Aug 1, 2008 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #4

    guti and guthrie look like great signings although still early days.

    Smiths not had a touch and shola hmmmm what you reckon !!!!

  • nufc toon malaysia

    Aug 1, 2008 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #5

    18 to 20 mil?can newcastle afford..dat money can cost my 10 geneations of life

  • Fraser 2k8

    Aug 1, 2008 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #6

    Gutierrez’s play is immense he’s all over them, tall, strong and pacey midfielder and guthries passing is top notch in all. Smith has had no touches which ain’t surprising.
    Also we should go for Arshavin but still prefer it if Newcastle went for Arda.

  • Kaler

    Aug 1, 2008 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #7

    glad to hear jonas is impressing, and cheers for the updates, havent got setanta so im sat at me comp waiting for things to happen


    Aug 1, 2008 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #8

    arshavins coming – i can feel it in my water!

  • GraemeR

    Aug 1, 2008 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #9

    Dont fany ArseShavin at anything other than 8 million (not going to happen) or Arda Turan – both seemed very patchy in the Euros. Would prefer Moutinho – if w are goingto pay big money – and Coliconni Burdiso & Derdiyok

  • GraemeR

    Aug 1, 2008 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #10

    Looking at the bench tonight – just who is the attacking options ???

  • Yorkie Dave

    Aug 1, 2008 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #11

    im watching the game and as far as i can see i would be a better striking option than ameobi and smith and thats saying alot as im in huddersfield sat on my sofa

  • to be honest ,that big russian stricker Pavlyuchenko is nothing like shearer, they both go to work in a pair of shorts but thats about it?

  • Spyro

    Aug 1, 2008 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #13

    why the f**k are we reporting on tottenhams news, come on Ed!

  • the black magpie

    Aug 1, 2008 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #14

    join the second half lads

    once more i must pay homage to the greatness of the World Wide Web, FREE FOOTBALL FOR FCUK SAKE!!!!!!!

    without owen martins or viduka playing we will struggle to score goals unles we put duff or another mid upfront- Jez ameobi, as if he is not playing for a top flight team

    i have my words for the usual suspects who find themselves in the team tonight, but i will refrain-

    its just sooo gooood to watch the toon army after so long-

    JONAS looks class- intelligent- he will bring all the Argentinian dirty and sly tricks into our team- thats why i hope the boy from Depo comes

  • valle

    Aug 1, 2008 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #15

    lol spyro… actually he has a point Ed… we need to get over Arse Shavin and Inler.

  • the black magpie

    Aug 1, 2008 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #16

    vital statistics

    newcastle scored 45 goals

    newcastle conceded 67 goals (only two other teams more)

    both records i think- the first one has to be redeemed for sure

    martins owen viduka….possibly one more new one?

  • valle

    Aug 1, 2008 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #17

    I was actually hoping he would sign for spurs… 20 mill+ is just insane

  • the black magpie

    Aug 1, 2008 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #18

    i cant resist, milner in this blogg is clouded in a myth

    Looks like ameobi is comming offff YES

  • i hope he does sign for the israelites. i still think they wont do much next season. my mate and his brother are spuds fans,gascoigne is there hero,and when they are playing footie they are always fighting over the gaza strip? just like that.

  • the black magpie

    Aug 1, 2008 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #20

    Go on Duff…..just picked up the ball from the left hand side beat three men, came inside and shot!!!

    good shot too

    Krul is comming on what a treat today

  • the black magpie

    Aug 1, 2008 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #21

    duff is dancing, skipping too….past players

    i think duff might start against Man U (re)

  • valle

    Aug 1, 2008 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #22

    I know this is a friendly but it didnt look too good imo… We looked toothless and never really had a clear chance… Duff was our most dangerous player when he came on by far.

  • richie

    Aug 1, 2008 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #23

    milner ameobi smith jst not good enough

    guthrie and duff looked good

    were still a weak team imo tho

  • bri

    Aug 1, 2008 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #24

    beat again ,i know its only pre season before ya all jump down me neck but its so obvious we lack creativitey and the back line is not good enough

  • DanToon

    Aug 1, 2008 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #25

    can’t cross for shit!

  • Cooper

    Aug 1, 2008 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #26

    if we had him tonight we would have won 5-1 at least

  • Toon1978

    Aug 1, 2008 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #27

    F..k Arshavin, we were not good enough for him a few weeks ago why should be 6th best hell with him let him rot else where.

  • valle

    Aug 1, 2008 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #28

    richie… So true… Milner didnt make a single delivery all night, he can drible and run, but what good is that when the ball ends up in our oponents possesion after all the hard work.

  • Broadsword

    Aug 1, 2008 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #29

    Since when was it a fact that we could have signed him for £8m in December?

    Its amazing how this stuff becomes fact without any substance at all.

    There’s no way he was available in December for £8m.

  • JEFF

    Aug 1, 2008 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #30


  • ali

    Aug 1, 2008 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #31

    Desperate stuff. No flair in the centre of the park. Smith looked lost. Butt, Geremi and Cacapa a yard slower than last season. Milner? Just can’t make up my mind.

  • Alex

    Aug 1, 2008 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #32

    Tonights performance just dreadful-Geremi,Cacapa.Luis-Enrique,Smith,Ameobi,Butt just not good enough. KK has big defensive problems apart from no strikers and Colocinni alone isn’t going to solve it. Now that Spurs are no longer interested in Arshavin, they are probably signing the Argentinian.


    Aug 1, 2008 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #33

    We should get him, after watchin that 2nite we are crying out for creativity & for someone to make something happen! comon KK & MA get AA here!

  • Marguerite

    Aug 1, 2008 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #34

    Oh dear, all the old problems from last season still in evidence.

    Who told Smith he was a forward? He didn’t even look interested. Ameobi was equally inept and must have stood on the touchline for 5 minutes waiting to be taken off injured. Cacapa , Butt and Geremi are all done for speed and to top it all Geremi cannot pass. Young Zog at left back has no positional sense.

    Was impressed with Spiderman, and Guthrie put in a good stint too.

    The best was Duff when he came on.

    We are toothess up front. Very worrying.

    We desperately need new players in.

    Please Mike get the cheque book out.

  • valle

    Aug 1, 2008 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #35

    Alex… After naming half our team in there, im a litlle supriced you didnt mention Milner?

  • NUFCAl

    Aug 1, 2008 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #36

    I really fear for Arshavin’s transfer hopes now he’s been rejected by Spuds who piss their money up the wall.

  • chuck

    Aug 1, 2008 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #37

    Arshavin and Zenit believe their own press, (delusional), £20+m. ? sorry no more than £10m, is all he`s worth.
    See Spurs offered around £15m. shoulda jumped on it.
    Fraid both Zenit and Arsh. are going to be stuck with each other, according to reports Zenit offered him the deal of a lifetime, so take it allready !
    Hope you will both be happy.

  • chuck

    Aug 2, 2008 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #38

    I forgot to mention Bent, the answer up front.
    A tall natural goalscorer, meets the age profile.
    Perhaps not the wage profile, but believe he will go on to be a consistent goalscoring machine if given the chance.
    Like to see how he would link up with both Martens or MO.
    Spurs may be willing to let him go, have to see who they sign to replace Keane

  • Kenneth

    Aug 2, 2008 at 12:53 AM

    Comment #39

    well, nobody goona bid for him. Give Zenit 8 mill 1 day before transfer windows . If not, screw it. He is not worth anymore.

  • Fandi

    Aug 2, 2008 at 3:32 AM

    Comment #40

    you guys may think Roman Pavlyuchenko was good at the Euro, but he was actually the 2nd choice until Pavel Pogrebnyak got injured. Pogrebnyak is by far the better player, if you had watched him scoring 11 goals in the UEFA Cup last season.

    Imagine if Newcastle got Arshavin as playmaker and Pogrebnyak as long term replacement for Viduka!


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