Russian striker Andrei Arshavin has revealed his frustration over the uncertainty of his proposed move to Tottenham. Spurs boss Juande Ramos is keen to sign the Zenit St Petersburg player, but the London club have had their £16m bid rejected by the Uefa Cup winners.
Arshavin, who starred at Euro 2008, had been linked with a dream move to Barcelona. The Catalan club, however, were put off by Zenit's €27m valuation of the 27-year-old deciding instead to sign Alexander Hleb from Arsenal. Now Arshavin is set on moving to Spurs.
Speaking to the Sun, the Russia star revealed that, although he has agreed personal terms with Spurs over a switch to the Premier League, Zenit's asking price has put the deal in doubt. "This price tag has frightened everybody off. Only Tottenham have dared continue negotiations. But as it stands nothing has developed."
If Spurs do manage to hammer out a deal for the Russian star, he will join a new look attack featuring Luka Modric, David Bentley and Giovani dos Santos. While Robbie Keane has left the club to join Liverpool, his erstwhile strike partner, Dimitar Berbatov, looks set to remain at White Hart Lane. Arshavin could prove to be the perfect replacement for the Irish hitman.