Former Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham striker Sergey Rebrov is being linked with a move to Ukrainian outfit Arsenal Kiev this summer. The 35-year-old - who netted 15 goals in 75 outings for his country - cost Spurs £11 million in 2000, with the North London club hoping to witness some of the form that had seen the striker bag 93 league goals for Dynamo Kyev, forming a lethal partnership with Andriy Shevchenko. However, Rebrov - much like Chelsea front-man Shevchenko - failed to deliver the goods in England, where he scored 10 top-flight goals in 60 appearances for Tottenham, prior to a similarly prolifigate spell across the capital with West Ham. The veteran forward has most recently been plying his trade back in his homeland with Rubin Kazan, who lifted the Russian Premier League for the first time in their history in 2008, and are set to compete in the Champions League next season. But Rebrov will not be sticking around to take part, after revealing he is set to leave during the summer in order to move closer to his family, with Arsenal a likely destination. "My contract with Rubin has been terminated at my asking," he said as reported by the Daily Mail. "But I don't think they're enthusiastic about it. I think [manager] Gurban Berdiyew wanted me to stay. "I wanted to be closer to home, to my family. I've already talked to the Arsenal coach Alexander Zavarovym and I don't think there will be any problems there." ARSENAL FANS! Check FourFourTwo.com’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: Web Exclusives Patrick Vieira, Cesc Fabregas Q&A Theo Walcott, Cesc Fabregas One on One Arsene Wenger, Thierry Henry, Ian Wright Boy's A Bit Special Theo Walcott, Armand Traore Perfect XI Ian Wright What Happened Next? Gus Caesar, Peter Marinello And Another Thing Being a Big Four fan Plus! Rate Arsenal players (and others) on Talentspotter SPURS FANS! Check FourFourTwo.com’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: Web Exclusives Les Ferdinand, Paul Gascoigne, Gary Lineker, Glenn Hoddle, Frederic Kanoute One on One Paul Gascoigne, Les Ferdinand, Ossie Ardiles Boy's A Bit Special Chris Gunter, John Bostock Ask A Silly Question Garth Crooks Perfect XI Ossie Ardiles My Secret Vice Neil Ruddock Plus! Martin Peters on Weekend Wonders and Spurs on Talentspotter
24 June 2009
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