Tottenham Hotspur have made offer for Alan Dzagoev, claims father
Tottenham Hotspur want to sign Russia's Euro 2012 star Alan Dzagoev, according to the CSKA Moscow striker's father
Tottenham Hotspur have made an offer for CSKA Moscow striker Alan Dzagoev, according to the Russia international’s father.
The 21-year-old scored three times at the European championship, despite going into the competition fresh from his worst Russian top-flight campaign in terms of goals after netting just five in 31 league appearances.
Dzagoev scored twice against the Czech Republic in a man-of-the-match display, before netting the opener for Dick Advocaat’s side in a 1-1 draw with co-hosts Poland.
“I don’t know if he will stay at CSKA. There are offers – from Spurs and other clubs,” said Dzagoev’s father Tariel, who is also the striker’s agent. “But I tell him not to hurry. Yuri Zhirkov ran off to Chelsea and sat on the bench.”
Dzagoev’s international team-mate Roman Pavlyuchenko quit Tottenham and joined Locomotiv Moscow in January after struggling to break into Harry Redknapp’s first-team at White Hart Lane, ending a four-year spell at the north London club.
Twitter reaction to Tottenham’s reported bid for Dzagoev
Tottenham supporter Rhodri Lloyd (@Rhodri_L) looks at the track record of Russians in the Premier League: “Spurs in for Dzagoev #hmmm. If he comes, he best not be like Pavlyuchenko, Arshavin and Zhirkov.”
Spurs fan Paul Daly (@PaulDaly90) is excited by the rumour: “Yeah, if they got Sigurdsson and Dzagoev, that’s some serious quality.”
Eoin Leonard (@Eoiny_THFC) wants the deal wrapped up: “Dzagoev linked with Spurs, get him signed!”
And Crip Cooke (@Crippy4Villa) rates the 21-year-old: “Dzagoev looks a real prospect and could be a promising player in the Premier League.”