Many reports agree that today Spartak Moscow have accepted a £15 million bid from Tottenham to sign Russian striker Roman Pavlyuchenko who was among the stars of Euro 2008. This signing by spurs manager Juande Ramos suggests that Pavlyuchenko has been bought as a replacement for Berbatov who is looking to move north to play with Manchester United.
Berbatov’s agent Emil Danchev has been in London this week, but there were no meetings held yesterday with Tottenham’s chairman Daniel Levy.
With Spurs aggressive to send Berbatov to the reserves team unless Manchester United bid an offer of £30 million, Fifpro, the international union for professional footballers, yesterday confirmed that the Bulgarian could effectively buy out his contract next year. But Sir Alex Ferguson is looking to add a striker before the end of the transfer window.
So the possible move of Pavlyuchenko to Tottenham and the meeting held between Berbatov, his agent and Juande Ramos can see the end of one of the longest transfer saga in English Premier League this season during the upcoming days.
But if the transfer of Berbatov collapse, it is unlikely to see another new striker as Sir Alex Ferguson has no other options because many targeted players have already played a game in the Uefa champions league and Fergie is known for his likeness of challenges, so he will have no problem if he does not get a new striker, which is very good news for out of favor Luis Saha who is looking to stay with United and prove that he is good enough to play at Old Trafford.