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£16m Into Levy’s Coffers:To Russia With Not Much Love

After all the talk, Pavlyuchenko has finally conceded he will leave the club in January. Since his £16 million move from Spartak Moscow in 2008, Pavlyuchenko has never been able to really establish himself in the Premiership as a leading goal-scorer. He has always found himself to a bit-part player, never being able to guarantee himself a starting place in the team.

With Euro 2012 on the horizon, Pavlyuchenko is desperately keen to be playing football to guarantee him a seat on the plane. He knows he risks the danger of being excluded from the squad if he continues to be a spectator at Tottenham.

The Russian 29-year-old striker told ‘football-express.com’: “Will I ask the club to sell me in December? Yes, it’s 100 percent,”

“I have to do something in the transfer period. We’re ahead of the European Championship. If I don’t change (my club) then Euro 2012 will be played without me.”

The Russian went on to question Redknapp’s motives and decision making process.

“I was fighting and fighting but it was useless,” he said. “Does Redknapp believe in me? Now I don’t think so.”

“I do the training as good as the others. I do everything with 100 percent effort.”

“I don’t cry and I don’t say that everybody is bad but I’m a good footballer. If I score in each game then I can play. But it’s not a reality to score in each game. That’s all.”

QPR have been linked with the 29-year-old but it seems Paylyuchenko’s preferred destination is back in his homeland Russia, with big-spenders Anzhi the most appealable option.

“I’d rather go back to Russia,” Pavlyuchenko said.

“If I sign to Anzhi or not – we shouldn’t go too far. Maybe I’ll have only one possibility and that will be Anzhi and nothing else.”

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