No Arshavin move to Spurs, again

Zenit St. Petersburg manager Dick Advocaat says Andrei Arshavin will not be joining Tottenham Hotspur.

The Dutchman said: “The door’s closed, the deal’s closed.

“Tottenham offered £16m and that’s not enough, so that’s the end of it.”

He added: “They [Spurs] had several weeks of time to buy him and they did not offer £22m like everybody has been writing, but just £16m.

“I think that Arshavin costs more than £16m.”

Considering a proven Premiership player in Robbie Keane was sold for £18m, paying more than £16m for an unproven player at Premiership level is crazy. Spurs should move on if the Russians aren’t willing to negotiate.