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Roman Pavlyuchenko can leave Spurs for right price


Redknapp ponders Pavlyuchenko exit

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is willing to sell disenchanted striker Roman Pavlyuchenko if the club receive a suitable offer for the Russian.

The 28-year-old Russian international has started just one League game this season as well as one Carling Cup tie.

"If he wants to leave and somebody wants to come in and pay the money for him that he's worth we would have to look at it," said Redknapp.

"I'm not crazy to shift him out. He's a good player and a talented footballer."

Pavlyuchenko, who joined Tottenham from Spartak Moscow for £14m in August 2008, has scored just two goals this season, once for Spurs in the 5-1 Carling Cup win over Doncaster and once for Russia in a World Cup qualifier against Wales.

Roman Pavlyuchenko
Payluchenko has featured rarely for Spurs this season

"I had a chat with him a couple of weeks ago and he said he felt he wanted a move," added Redknapp.

"But somebody has to come and make an offer that the club accepts and is a good enough for us to even look at it, otherwise there is no chance of him leaving.

"He's been unlucky. Jermain Defoe is in great form, while Robbie Keane and Peter Crouch have been fantastic.

"What can I do? We're sitting in the top four and I pick the side that is the best team I think there is. That is all I can do. He has to keep working hard and when his chance comes he has to take it."

In November, Pavlyuchenko told Russia's Sport Express newspaper it was "impossible" for him to stay at White Hart Lane.

And more recently he was quoted by Russia media claiming Redknapp was "mocking" him by telling him he would play in the Carling Cup tie at Manchester United and then not using him.


"Somebody has always got something to say to the press," said Redknapp, dismissing the suggestion he had "mocked" Pavlyuchenko.

"If players have a problem then come and see me. The club is going great, we sitting in the top four, playing great football, winning football matches galore, it's never been better here.

"I wouldn't let one person who wants to run to a newspaper destabilise that."

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see also
Pavlyuchenko to demand Spurs exit
11 Nov 09 |  Tottenham
Spurs keen to keep Pavlyuchenko
11 Apr 09 |  Tottenham
Pavlyuchenko to fight on at Spurs
31 Mar 09 |  Tottenham
Spurs seal 14m Pavlyuchenko deal
01 Sep 08 |  Tottenham

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