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Pavlyuchenko scores... with voters in his Russian home town

PUBLISHED: 18:26 14 October 2008 | UPDATED: 15:30 07 September 2010

TOTTENHAM striker Roman Pavlyuchenko is a long way short of repaying his £14 million transfer fee in terms of goals, and now hitting the back of the net may not be his only target. Spurs fans wondering what he s been getting up to during the international

TOTTENHAM striker Roman Pavlyuchenko is a long way short of repaying his £14 million transfer fee in terms of goals, and now hitting the back of the net may not be his only target.

Spurs fans wondering what he's been getting up to during the international break are raising eyebrows at the 26-year-old Russian striker has entered the world of politics, after being elected as a deputy for Vladimir Putin's United Russia party in Stavropol, his home town.

He was a clear winner with the voters in the southern Russia elections, following in the footsteps of another striker in whom Spurs have more than a passing interest, Adrei Arshavin, who ran for election last year.

Perhaps the Kremlin believes Pavlyuchenko should have a future in politics after scoring both goals for Russia in a 2-1 win over England during the Euro 2008 qualifiers, but Spurs fans would be much happier if instead of bagging votes, he was bagging goals at White Hart Lane.

Source: Guardian Sport

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