Tottenham Boss Harry Redknapp: Niko Kranjcar Can Leave The Club

Posted by admin on Saturday, 22 January 2011

Croatian unhappy with lack of first-team football.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has revealed that the club are willing to listen to offers for midfielder Niko Kranjcar.

Kranjcar, who has found his first-team opportunities limited this season, making only 12 appearances, has held talks with the Spurs boss regarding his future and has admitted that he wants to leave White Hart Lane.

Redknapp cited the form of Aaron Lennon and Gareth Bale, as well as the recent signing of Steven Pienaar from Everton, as the contributory factors behind the Croatian's lack of first-team football this term.

He said: "Niko really is looking to move.
"I had a chat with him yesterday and he wants to play. He doesn't like playing on the right. He is not happy there. It doesn't suit him.

"He wants to play off the left but Gareth has been playing there and been playing fantastic. He understands that.

"He'd like to play and I've said, 'I understand that Niko, and if someone comes in for you then you can go'. Unless he can find a good club here then I think he'll go abroad.

"I think he'd look to go permanently. He's well regarded around the world, he's an international player, he got goals the other week for Croatia in the two games and he plays on the world stage.

"People know what a good player he is. He could play at a top team anywhere really."