Is Tottenham £105k-a-week ace the modern Pavlyuchenko?

Roman Pavlyuchenko is a name still fondly remembered at Tottenham for his spell with the Premier League club between 2008-2012.

The Russian centre-forward scored 42 goals in 113 appearances for Spurs and was a popular figure around North London.

He was renowned for the fiery edge to his game and often left his mark on games as a substitute, while he rarely completed 90 minutes.

So does current Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino have a modern version of Pavlyuchenko in the squad?

Spurs attacker Erik Lamela is someone who could be compared to the Russian as a player on the pitch.

There is no doubt that 26-year-old Lamela has a competitive side to his game and is temperament can often get the better of him.

The Argentinian winger is also in a constant battle for his position and completed 90 minutes in just three of his 20 appearances so far this season.

Lamela certainly has proven himself to be a valuable part of the squad, but similar to Pavlyuchenko is very much an impact player and can go through stages of quality form.

He is beginning to fall into the category of an impact player, as the ‘fab four’ of Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and Heung-Min Son take centre stage.

Lamela, who is on a £105,000-a-week contract (Spotrac), is likely to be remembered for his moments of quality rather than his consistency in a similar vein to Pavlyuchenko.