Media reports have confirmed that Tottenham Hotspurs sold out their striker Roman Pavlyuchenko. Sources have revealed that the transfer fee for the striker is £7.5 million and the move has been directed towards Russian outfit, Lokomotiv Moscow.
Spurs manager, Harry Redknapp had been looking for a way to offload Pavlyuchenko since last season but he was unable to reach on an agreement with any of the parties that were showing interest in acquiring the Russian international.
Rumors had linked Pavlyuchenko with clubs like Chelsea, Inter Milan, Queens Park Rangers, Malaga and Liverpool but none of these clubs came out in the open to confirm their interest in him.
The 30-year-old striker had grown out of favor at White Hart Lane, where he was regularly benched or brought on field as a substitute. This season he had scored 4 goals in 12 games whilst scoring 41 goals in 108 games in his career with the Spurs.
An official statement from Spurs on the issue stated:
"We have reached agreement for the transfer of Roman Pavlyuchenko to Lokomotiv Moscow," the club said in a statement.
"The striker joined us from Spartak Moscow in August 2008 and went on to score 42 goals in 113 appearances. We thank Roman for his contribution and wish him every success for the future."
Redknapp already seems to have found a replacement for Pavlyuchenko. He has signed in Everton’s 33-year-old striker, Louis Saha on loan till the end of the season.
The Merseyside boss, David Scott Moyes was tired of Saha’s injury issues, therefore he will be happy for send him off from Goodison Park. In return he has also acquired Spurs’ forgotten attacking midfielder, Steven Pienaar, who was actually signed in from Everton last season.
Spurs might make more transfer moves in the final hours. According to reports, Liverpool are closing on striker, Jermain Defoe with a £10 million bid that will bring the Englishman to Anfield.
Liverpool manager, Kenny Dalglish is keen on signing the 29-year-old but no word has been heard from White Hart Lane as yet.