Tottenham open to offers in January window

Tottenham striker Roman PavlyuchenkoHarry Redknapp has stated that he will listen to offers for Roman Pavlyuchenko in the January transfer window, as the Russia international looks set for a move away from White Hart Lane.

The attacker has found first-team opportunities this season limited, as the summer addition of Emmanuel Adebayor has seen the Eastern European largely on the bench.

With Pavlyuchenko keen to be playing regular football in order to ensure a place in Russia’s squad for Euro 2012, Redknapp has admitted a transfer could be in the offing.

“If he wanted to go and it was a good offer, then we would look at that, for sure,” the coach stated in a press conference.

“He’s not a player that I’m looking to move. I like him. He’s a good person, good player. I hope he can have a good season.

“He has to work hard every game. He has to be more consistent. He didn’t have a great pre-season. He hasn’t shown enough this year to be in the team.

“He can score goals, and maybe if he goes on a run, gets an opportunity and score some goals for us…..,” Redknapp concluded.

Pavlyuchenko is likely to feature for the London club against Rubin Kazan in the Europa League on Thursday night, as Redknapp has played fringe players in previous European fixtures this season.

By Gareth McKnight