Pav's agent rules out Spurs exit

Published Jul. 25, 2010 1:11 p.m. ET

Roman Pavlyuchenko's agent claims the striker will not be leaving Tottenham this summer, saying he is "necessary for Harry Redknapp".

The 28-year-old Russia international has been linked with a move out of White Hart Lane, after not featuring as a first-team regular last season.

Moscow clubs Spartak and Lokomotiv are reportedly tracking the forward, as are fellow Russian outfit Zenit St Petersburg and Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon.

Pavlyuchenko made just eight Premier League starts last term but his agent Oleg Artemov says he is still in Harry Redknapp's plans.

"Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is not going to let Roman leave, he is necessary for Harry Redknapp," he said in the Daily Star.

"Roman himself does not want to leave England but, if that does happen, he will return to a Russian club.

"We have noted information appeared regarding the possible departure of the striker. Among contenders were Sporting Lisbon and Spartak Moscow.


"But I did not see any movement from Spartak - there were no specifics.

"Interest from both Zenit and Lokomotiv, as was reported in Britain, was nothing."