Former Tottenham man Roman Pavlyuchenko believes the club’s sale of Vedran Corluka to Lokomotiv Moscow leaves them without their best defender.
The Croatian full-back recently completed his move east for an undisclosed fee, and now links up with his former team-mate Pavlyuchenko, who left White Hart Lane in January.
And the prolific Russian front man said he is delighted to be able to play alongside his former colleague and said the defender will be a superb addition to Slaven Bilic’s Lokomotiv side.
“It’s great news – the best I’ve heard for a week and a half,” Pavlyuchenko told the Daily Mail.
“He is a very tenacious, uncompromising defender, who is practically impossible to beat one on one.
“He convinced me of this in training several times.
“He’s physically strong and, without flatter, I would say that Corluka was probably the strongest defender at Tottenham.”
Corluka made over 80 appearances for the north London club after signing from Manchester City in 2008.