Pavlyuchenko goes Loko

Spurs reach agreement for Russia striker to return to homeland

Roman Pavlyuchenko: Returning to Russia to play for Lokomotiv Moscow

Loading Market ...

Football Betting

Up To £30 Free Matched Bet

Roman Pavlyuchenko is heading home after Tottenham reached an agreement for the Russian striker to join Lokomotiv Moscow.

The 30-year-old, who joined the London side in 2008 from Spartak Moscow, had appeared on the verge of leaving Spurs for well over a year after failing to win a regular starting berth under Harry Redknapp.

The Russia international now looks to have finally made the switch - for a fee thought to be in the region of £8million - after Redknapp managed to bring in striker Louis Saha from Everton earlier on transfer deadline day.

"We have reached agreement for the transfer of Roman Pavlyuchenko to Lokomotiv Moscow," the club said in a statement.

"The striker joined us from Spartak Moscow in August 2008 and went on to score 42 goals in 113 appearances.

"We thank Roman for his contribution and wish him every success for the future."