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Pavlyuchenko didn’t want to join Spurs, says his mum

Unsettled Russian had no say in £14m move

Roman Pavlyuchenko

Casual racist Sergei Rebrov wasn’t the only one who didn’t want Roman Pavlyuchenko to move to London – according to his mummy Lyubov, the man himself never wanted to leave his home nation:

“Roman was sold by the club,” she said. “He didn’t want to go to England or leave Russia. It was 100 per cent Spartak Moscow’s decision to sell him.”

And reports in Russia suggest that CSKA president Yevgeni Giner has now called the 26-year-old to say he is welcome back at his former club should he wish to leave London.

Confident her son will be back on home soil sooner rather than later, Lyubov said: “I know for sure he’s ready to return to Russia anytime.”

The Telegraph claim that Pavlyuchenko was on the verge of signing for another Russian club (most likely Lokomotiv Moscow) when Spurs and their giant chequebook swooped in, and that he has failed to adapt to life in London.

Is this new found home sickness the reason for his ineffectiveness in the North London derby?

5 responses so far
  • elmotheyido // October 31, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    what a load of bollocks..if he wants to go let him go.no one will ever be bigger than the club and if he cant hack it in the prem then naff off back to russia.Roll on the pool and mr keane you may of scored 100 goal but you are seen as a judas C**t i mean that in a nice way.

  • stevie // October 31, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    jogg him on he is shite anyway!!!

  • Lordofthewing // October 31, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    Eh, he moved from Spartak so why would the CSKA chairman ask him to return to his “former club”?

  • AnthonyOA // November 2, 2008 at 8:50 pm


    see his celebration? he looks elated to me. he looks happy at spurs. SPOILER is just upset that ChiCKEN DINNER HAS LOST MILLIONS on giving out lame advice about Spurs going down. WHAT MORONS.

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