Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp has stated that Roman Pavlyuchenko will be given the green light to leave the club, on the basis that a replacement has been lined up first.
The Russian striker has reiterated on a number of occasions this season his desire to leave the club due to his lack of first team opportunity. The 29-year-old has been a bit-part player this season mainly being used for the Europa League. The Russian striker has made only two substitute appearances for the club in the Premier league this season in which he has only had 17 minutes of playing time to showcase himself.
However Redknapp has stressed that if Pavlyuchenko was to leave the club a replacement would have to be signed first.
“If we let Pav go we’d leave ourselves short,“ he said.
“If he decides he wants to go and the club get a good offer then we’ve got to be ready to replace him from somewhere.”
But Redknapp has gone on record to say that he is in no rush to look for another striker come January.
“We [Redknapp and Levy] talk about players all the time, but I couldn’t sit here and say we’ve got targets. We haven’t,”
Tottenham have been linked with a whole host of strikers yet nothing has materialised. Long term target Leandro Damiao is out of Tottenham’s depth; Internacional are asking for a substantial offer for the Brazilian which has put off Spurs.
Anelka is set to join Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua, and Juventus out of favour striker Amauri, who despite strong reports linking him with a move to North London wouldn’t really add anything special to the club.
Who should Tottenham look to bring in the January transfer period as a replacement for Roman Pavlyuchenko?