Brazilian striker Welliton keen on Tottenham move

02 December 2009 08:44
The Brazilian forward has expressed a desire to swap Russia for England and the Premier League, and is certainly a man in form having scored 21 goals in 28 games for Spartak.[LNB]The 23-year-old said: "Tottenham are a famous club with a good infrastructure."[LNB] Related ArticlesRedknapp: Spurs too lethargic at Old TraffordManchester United 2 Tottenham 0Ferguson calls on Carling Cup kids to reach finalNemanja Vidic acts as United's rock of agesTottenham target Seydou DoumbiaSpartak are keen to re-sign Roman Pavlyuchenko from Spurs, and they may have to use Welliton in a player-plus-cash deal because the Russian club are unwilling to meet Tottenham Hotspur's £13.8 million asking price.[LNB]Pavlyuchenko has long expressed his desire to quit White Hart Lane, having fallen down the pecking order behind Jermain Defoe, Peter Crouch and Robbie Keane.[LNB]Yesterday, Pavlyuchenko was being linked with a move to Roma, after his agent, Oliver Wendt, said: "We're meeting Roma for Roman. Roman wants to leave London and he wants to go to Roma. If Tottenham allow him to go, Roman could be a Roma player."[LNB]However, Spartak are still very much in the frame, as are city rivals Lokomotiv Moscow, who have money to spend following the £10m sale of Diniyar Bilyaletdinov to Everton.[LNB]Lokomotiv president Nikolay Naumov said: "Of course we are interested in players like Roman, but we have not yet entered transfer negotiations."[LNB][LNB]

Source: Telegraph