The Sunday Sun is reporting today that it’s their understanding that Newcastle are going after Spurs’ striker Roman Pavyluchenko.
Roman Pavyluchenko – new target
The local newspaper is reporting that Newcastle have added the striker to their target list.
Roman had an excellent 2008 European Championships for Russia before he signed on at Tottenham, where he’s been in and out of the side.
It seems Newcastle are now concentrating on going after players already playing on the home shores, after their pursuits of Kevin Gameiro and Mevlut Erdinc went nowhere, after weeks and weeks of trying to persuade the strikers to come to Newcastle.
The new tactic should presumably make it easier for players to move to Newcastle, well that’s the thinking anyway.
The 29 year-old Russian striker we think would be welcomed on Tyneside, although the 6’2″ striker is a bit old, and doesn’t fit the normal profile of players Newcastle seem to want to buy.
Roman has played 40 times for Russia with 19 goals, and has played 99 times for Spurs with 38 goals since moving from Spartak Moscow in 2008, where he scored 109 goals in 187 appearances.
We think he could do very well at Newcastle.
What do you think?