Move hints at extended stay in North London
The Russian international moved to north London for a reported £14 million but his relationship with manager Harry Redknapp has been strained at times which has led to rumours of the Russian leaving the club.
However good form this season has seen more faith put in the striker and it seems he is set to stay in the long term which means he needs a firmer grasp on the English language.
His agent, Oleg Artemov, stated that Pavlyuchenko still struggles with the language barrier even after being at the club for 27 months.
“Roman can understand, but people have to speak slowly,” he told the Daily Mail.
Pavlyuchenko’s nine goals this season has seen him overtake Peter Crouch and the reportedly outgoing Robbie Keane in the pecking order which has seen him become a firm favourite with the White Hart Lane faithful.
Pavlyuchenko’s goals, allied with Gareth Bale and Rafael Van der Vaart’s excellent form has seen Spurs qualify top of their Champions League group which included reigning champions Inter Milan.They have also been able to keep their form in the Premier League which has led to Redknapp stating his team are title contenders after beating bitter rivals Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.