Pavyluchenko to stay until replacement can be found says Redknapp

Harry Redknapp has insisted that Roman Pavyluchenko will not be sold until the club can find a replacement for him, talkSPORT reports.

The Russian forward has only played 15 minutes of Premier League football so far this season and is behind Emmanuel Adebayor, Jermain Defoe and Rafael van der Vaart in the Spurs forward line. Pavyluchenko had looked to make a move away from White Hart Lane in the summer, but nothing materialised. The Spurs striker now wants a move away in January and has been touted by Lokomotiv Moscow in his native country as well as Premier League side Fulham.

Redknapp insists he will not sell Pavyluchenko before they have found some cover. Spurs travel to the Britannia Stadium today and the Russian is not expected to start against Stoke. Peter Crouch was sold this summer due to the loan signing of Emmanuel Adebayor and he lines up for Stoke against Spurs.

‘If we let Pav go, we’d leave ourselves short. If he decides he wants to go and the club get a good offer, then we’ve got to be ready to replace him from somewhere. We (Redknapp and Spurs chairman Daniel Levy) talk about players all the time, but I couldn’t sit here and say we’ve got targets. We haven’t’, Redknapp said.

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