Photo by Mike Kireev/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Sardar Azmoun has admitted that he had an offer on the table from Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur before being forced to stay at Zenit St Petersburg, while speaking to Soccer RU.

Well, shows what we know. 

At a time when an itchy-footed Harry Kane was looking to force his way out of SW6 during a frantic summer for the North London club, Spurs were being linked with a whole host of strikers big and small, from Argentine predators to the self-professed ‘next Zlatan Ibrahimovic’. 

Denmark 2-0 Scotland: Steve Clarke’s side fail to impress in Copenhagen

Denmark 2-0 Scotland: Steve Clarke’s side fail to impress in Copenhagen
Not the Old Firm (Youtube)

But while Azmoun has been linked with a move to England plenty of times over the years, this is the first we have heard of Tottenham’s interest in a man once famously labelled ‘the Iranian Messi’. 

Every country needs one, apparently.  

Would Sardar Azmoun have worked at Tottenham?

“I had offers from Lyon, Roma, Bayer, and Tottenham. But all the proposals were rejected, this year I will not move anywhere,” said the £17 million-rated Azmoun, a three-time Russian Premier League champion and scorer of 19 goals last season. 

“I never said that I was leaving Zenit. When Lyon made the first offer, Zenit rejected it immediately. I have a contract, even if I wanted to leave, the club will not allow it.” 

Photo by Mike Kireev/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Azmoun’s comments come just 24 hours after Pau Torres also came clean about the fact that Tottenham had made an approach for his services over the summer.

Spurs are understood to have had a £46 million bid accepted before the Spain international centre-half opted to stay at Europa League winners Villarreal. 

Fortunately, with Kane committing his (very immediate) future to life under Nuno Espirito Santo – and with Heung Min Son offering a timely reminder of his abilities as a number nine during the recent win over Manchester City – Spurs can probably afford to amble on without Azmoun for the time being. 

Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images

In other news, Some Arsenal fans are reacting to what Patino has put on Twitter