While it may not have been the case at White Hart Lane for a while, transfer deadline day usually springs a whole host of surprises and while it seemed likely that there would be no more strikers leaving the club this summer, could that be about to change?
After Robbie Keane finally left for LA Galaxy earlier this month, it seemed that Crouch, Defoe and Pavlyuchenko would all remain alongside new arrival Emmanuel Adebayor. There was some interest last week with Peter Crouch after the striker was left out of our opening matches but after he re-appeared on Sunday, backed up the manager’s
‘I love Crouchy’ declaration, that seemed another non-starter.
Meanwhile, if reports are to be believed, Sunderland have today offered either £10m for Crouch or possibly Pav, or maybe even both.
As far as Pavlyuchenko is concerned, the Russian was making positive noises this summer about staying at the Lane, but one again, the issue of regular first team games seems to have changed his mind.
My agent is in London,” Pav told the Daily Mail. “He met the chairman Daniel Levy to try to find a way out, but so far there is no solution.
“We gave the option of going out on loan for six months but Levy opposed it. The team have five forwards, and someone will not even get into the squad, so I should leave. We can find options. I know that Sunderland have been actively interested in me.
“In England, miracles can happen on the last day of the transfer window, so there is hope, but it is very small.”
There are also suggestions of a £10m bid for Peter Crouch so could either of these two provide a surprise exit on transfer deadline day.