Earlier this week, Roman Pavlyuchenko had declared his concern that he would be the victim of Spurs desperate hunt for a new striker and that he would be the first Tottenham player out of the door this summer.
Despite openly declaring that he was happy to stay at the club and that his ‘heart’ was at Tottenham, Pav had this to say about the situation,
“I feel comfortable here. But we have five strikers: myself, Crouch, Defoe, Keane and Van der Vaart. Someone will be sold or go on loan.”
Meanwhile, the rumours over a departure for Peter Crouch started to increase and if you believe Pav’s agent today, it will be Crouchy who is first to leave,
“He needs to sell players and to buy new ones. Two or three teams are interested in Peter Crouch” said Oleg Artemov.
“So he is most likely to be the one of the five Spurs attackers to leave.”
While the agent may not be the most reliable source, with ten days to go before the season starts, you feel that something has to happen soon and as Crouch was sent to play at Orient last week while the majority of the first team travelled to Brighton, maybe Mr Artemov is right in his conclusion.