Redknapp joy at Kranjcar 'deal'
Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is delighted that he is set for a reunion with Portsmouth's Niko Kranjcar.
Last Updated: 01/09/09 10:59am
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is delighted that he is set for a reunion with Portsmouth midfielder Niko Kranjcar.
The skilful Croatia midfielder is on the verge of a £2.5million move to White Hart Lane, with Sky Sports News revealing Spurs were winning the race for his signature.
Ex-Fratton Park boss Redknapp has moved for Kranjcar after the Pompey ace's compatriot Luka Modric suffered a fractured fibula in Saturday's win over Birmingham.
The 25-year-old is understood to be happy to make the switch to the capital after becoming disillusioned by a number of big-name exits at Portsmouth.
Redknapp is therefore pleased to be getting his man, saying in The Sun: "I'm really delighted. I signed him for Portsmouth and he's a fantastic player and a great lad.
"I've already got two fantastic Croatian players - Modric and Vedran Corluka - who can help him settle in."
Redknapp has already signed the likes of former Pompey players Jermain Defoe and Peter Crouch since moving to Tottenham last October, and he is thought to be close to grabbing David James.