Ukrainian international Serhiy Rebrov has joined Turkish side Fenerbahce on an 18-month loan from Tottenham Hotspur.

The deal gives Feberbahce the option option to buy Rebrov if he impresses during his time in Turkey.

“The Ukrainian forward participated in training last night and went throughÿa medical at Acibadem Hospital accompanied by club doctor Ismail Basoz,” Fenerbahce said in a statement on their official website.

“A blood sample was taken from Rebrov, along with internal tests, orthopedic tests, eye and dental tests. Dr Basoz stated that Rebrov doesn’t have any health problems.”

Rebrov moved from Dynamo Kyiv to Tottenham for €17m in the summer of 2000. He scored nine goals in his first Premiership season, but after Glenn Hoddleÿwas appointed managerÿRebrov has virtually vanished without trace, blaming Hoddle for his failure to establish himself in England.

The 28-year-old Rebrov said: “I am 100 per cent sure that I would be a star in England if not for my manager. I had a good first season, but Hoddle’s appearance changed it all.”