Tottenham Hotspur manager Juande Ramos has praised new signing Roman Pavlyuchenko, describing him as being close to the ‘complete footballer’.
Russia international striker Pavlyuchenko completed his move to Spurs from Spartak Moscow on Monday for a fee in the region of £14million.
Ramos told The Sun: “He is almost the complete footballer. He can do different jobs – he can play with his back to goal, he can win it in the air.
“Our job is to make sure he can achieve the same level with us as he has demonstrated with Russia.
“I hope he gives us the same goals and intensity he showed in Euro 2008.”
Ramos was also pleased to complete the signing of Vedran Corluka, who joined from Manchester City on a six-year deal on Monday.
“We are a bit short in defence, especially with Alan Hutton’s injury and it’s good to have cover,” said Ramos.
“Corluka can play in a variety of positions and he can help the team if we have any further injuries.
“Circumstances will decide where we decide to play him. But he can play right-back, centre-back and defensive midfield equally well. He will give lots of solutions to the team.”