In a move which will undoubtedly raise eyebrows in North London, former Tottenham Hotspur striker Sergey Rebrov has signed for Arsenal.
Yes, according to the Daily Mail
, the man who cost Spurs £11million back in 2000 and scored just 10 goals in 60 Premier League appearances has had his contract terminated at Russian champions Rubin Kazan
in order to put pen to paper on a deal with Arsenal
However, before any Gunners
fans drop down dead with heart failure while their White Hart Lane counterparts take to the streets dancing a merry jig - 35-year-old Rebrov has actually signed for Ukrainian Premier League club FC Arsenal
The former Dynamo Kiev
striker, who somewhat surprisingly is the all-time record goal scorer in the Ukraine's top-flight with 125 goals in 267 games, insists that he will be missed in Russia
- something that certainly wasn't the case when he departed Spurs in 2004 after becoming another big-money flop."My contract with Rubin has been terminated at my asking,"
he is quoted as saying in the Daily Mail. "But I don't think they're enthusiastic about it. I think (the 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."
Although his time in England
with both Spurs and West Ham United
, where he spent the 2004/05 season and scored one solitary goal, was deemed a failure, Rebrov will also be remembered for his stunning partnership with Andriy Shevchenko at Kiev - which struck fear into the hearts of many defences in the UEFA Champions League between 1997-1999.