Rebrov fancies Spartak switch
By Mark Buckingham. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
TOTTENHAM outcast Sergei Rebrov admits he would be happy to join Spartak Moscow and aims to quit White Hart Lane during January's transfer window.
Rebrov has become a forgotten man in North London and has barely featured since Glenn Hoddle was appointed in spring 2001.
The Ukrainian is determined to secure regular first team football and has been the subject of an enquiry from Spartak.
Reports suggest Spartak are prepared to offer exciting teenager Dmitry Sychev in exchange for luring Rebrov to the Russian capital.
The talented forward would jump at the prospect of a switch to Spartak and believes there would be no conflict despite his previous association with Dinamo Kiev.
"This (move) is up to both clubs," stated Rebrov.
"I know for sure that Spartak made enquiries but I don't know the current state of negotiations.
"I have a desire to play at any club which needs me.
"I see no difference. All tensions between Dinamo and Spartak are in the past.
"I respect Oleg Romantsev as a coach and wouldn't mind playing in his team. Dinamo are also among clubs who made enquiries."
Rebrov acknowledges he enjoys the atmosphere at Spurs but with the recent arrival of Robbie Keane pushing him further down the pecking order, he feels he has little option but to leave.
He added: "I think a transfer is possible in January. Spurs bought Robbie Keane and my price dropped.
"Of course, I like the team and I like my team-mates. English people are very nice to me.
"But I don't play, so I need to leave."