Harry Redknapp has said that Tottenham will not be allowing the striker Roman Pavlyuchenko to leave in the January transfer window.

The striker scored the only goal of the game in the match against Sunderland to give Tottenham precious three points ahead of their crucial home game against Chelsea. Tottenham came into the match against Sunderland having lost against Stoke city. It looked to be an important match because it had Sunderland taken something from White Hart Lane, it would have totally destroyed the great start Spurs have made to the season. However, Roman Pavlyuchenko saved Harry Redknapp’s blushes and the manager has come out in support of his player.

He has said that Roman Pavlyuchenko would not be allowed to leave Tottenham under any conditions in the January transfer window. It Tottenham sold striker Peter Crouch to Stoke city only in the summer and the departure of Pavlyuchenko will only add to the lack of options for Harry Redknapp. Another striker, Jermain Defoe, has already been speaking about leaving Tottenham in the January transfer window if he does not get the opportunity to play regularly. Jermain Defoe has been in and out of the team in recent seasons, but it cannot be compared with Roman Pavlyuchenko.

Roman Pavlyuchenko has been unable to get any games for Tottenham recently. However, Harry Redknapp has said that the goal against Sunderland will make him in contention for a starting place against Chelsea. “He didn’t start the season great. He’s a fantastic player. He’s got real talent. He’s got great ability, I think. He’s got a good left foot, a good right foot and is a great finisher. He’s top drawer but he’s just been unlucky,” Redknapp said. Martin O’Neill is thought to have enquired about his services.