Kranjcar hints at Spurs exit

Midfielder frustrated by lack of playing time at White Hart Lane

Last updated: 30th March 2011   Subscribe to RSS Feed

Kranjcar hints at Spurs exit

Kranjcar: Considering his future

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Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Niko Kranjcar has suggested he will be looking for a new club at the end of the season.

Kranjcar has started only four games in all competitions for Spurs this season after struggling to get into the team ahead of the likes of Gareth Bale and Luka Modric.

The Croatia international has underlined his importance to Spurs when he has played, however, by scoring winning goals against Bolton and Sunderland last month.

However, the 26-year-old is disappointed to only be playing a bit-part role under Harry Redknapp and is ready to consider his future in the summer.


"I will be trying to find a football club where I can play regularly, like any footballer would," said Kranjcar after Croatia's 0-0 draw with France on Tuesday.

"It depends who wants me, if anyone wants me."

He added: "I obviously miss football. I'm not in my best shape because I don't play week in, week out. So obviously those 90 minutes (against France) help towards getting fitter and hopefully get some more chances.

"I'm ambitious, I want to play football. Especially in my best years.

"If I was a young lad, obviously I would wait for my chance, especially being in a big club like Spurs. But, obviously, 27, 28, 29 years is, I think, the best footballing years.

"Everyone knows I can play at the highest level, week in week out. I'll only come on as a sub (at the moment).

"It's not mine to (question) the manager's decision, it's mine to respect and to wait for my opportunity and my chance.

"He's the one who takes the blame for good and bad results, and obviously it's going great this season again."

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Vincent Chilekwa (Liverpool fan) says...

king kenny. Pliz bring him at anifield he is stil a good player with great potential we can make good use of him. What do you think lfc fans?

Posted 22:31 30th March 2011

Sam Woods (Bolton Wanderers fan) says...

Would have him at Bolton anyday, cracking player, though I doubt we could afford him and I doubt he'd want to come to us as well!

Posted 22:28 30th March 2011

Dale Watson says...

I met niko when I moved him and his family in 2010. It would be great to see him at the emirates playing for arsenal, when fabrics goes to barca in the summer

Posted 21:20 30th March 2011

Raj B (Manchester United fan) says...

Niko is a good player.. should leave hotspur but should move to premier legue club..

Posted 20:16 30th March 2011

James Pritchard (Liverpool fan) says...

Liverpool.... Go get him.... At around 6mil he'd be a bargain.

Posted 17:18 30th March 2011

Joe Wood (Liverpool fan) says...

Would happily have you at Liverpool, you are pure quality, shown in recent games which you have played with spurs.

Posted 16:57 30th March 2011

Darlington Temisan (Arsenal fan) says...

Niko you should be prepeard for arsenal cause fab is about to leave, there you will get firstteam shirt

Posted 16:43 30th March 2011

Christopher Johnson (Manchester United fan) says...

Kranjcar would suit Man Utd down to the ground, he knows the Premier League and there would be no settling in period unlike a player from abroad. Depending on cost, he would be a great acquisition for the club!

Posted 16:18 30th March 2011

Kris Harrison (Aston Villa fan) says...

Come to the Villa please Niko! We'll get rid of Ireland!

Posted 16:12 30th March 2011

Gavin Hamill (Everton fan) says...

Get Him To Goodison Park !

Posted 15:46 30th March 2011

Scott Simons (Tottenham Hotspur fan) says...

U have to feel for the lad, he is a quality player and i as a season ticket holder can't understand why he is not playing more! He has 2 great feet and as we saw with his 2 goals can make a big difference, when bale was injured he hardly played, Harry has done a great job but the way he has treated niko is a little odd...he did buy him, so he must hate him, how can we keep JJ and let Niko go... i hope the situation changes!! COYS!!

Posted 15:34 30th March 2011

James G (Newcastle United fan) says...

Would love to see Niko at Newcastle, with him and Ben Arfa in the wide positions next year we would be very creative, all we would need then would be a striker. We have the money to challenge now that Carrolls gone to Liverpool, go on Ashley get the deal done.

Posted 14:41 30th March 2011

Alan Vaughan (Tottenham Hotspur fan) says...

As a Spurs supporter I have to agree that I much prefer Kranjcar to Jenas. Jenas does work hard and gets round the pitch more though. He will always get in more tackles than Kranjcar and I am sure that is why he is preferred.

Posted 14:36 30th March 2011

Bob Mundy (Manchester United fan) says...

United could do with a player like this considering the rubbish we have given a new deal to! easily better than carrick and fletcher. SAF should sign him and offload carrick,

Posted 14:36 30th March 2011

James Smith (Tottenham Hotspur fan) says...

Much better player than Piennar and Jenas. Not sure why Harry can't see it!

Posted 14:28 30th March 2011

Alex Hutchinson (Tottenham Hotspur fan) says...

Kranjcar would defiantly be a loss if he were to leave,a technical player with a good football brain,he's more than just a squad player. Jenas is a player who we should look to let go, Aston villa were a team said to be interested in the past.Pienaar would fill the void,with added bonus of having more skill on the ball.The money would be an advantage when looking for a versatile top draw defender in the summer.Targets such as, Gary cahill, Roger johnson, Mamadou Sakho to name but a few.

Posted 14:20 30th March 2011

Gussy B (Tottenham Hotspur fan) says...

I can't believe he doesn't get a look in at Spurs anymore. I know Bale has been outstanding this season, but he's been injured recently and Niko still doesn't get a look in. He scored a few goals for us season when he was given the chance and scored a few for Croatia. He knows how Moddy plays inside out, so I just can't understand it. I could never understand the Pienaar move, Kranjcar for me is a better player. It will be a great shame if he leaves, but if he does, I hope its abroad. He will definitely be a player who will come back to haunt us

Posted 14:17 30th March 2011

Eric Biyalu (Tottenham Hotspur fan) says...

real that bad because all of us we know what the player can deliver for this club for me is a fantastic player then pienar plz harry don't let him give him a chance not only in one game just let him show what he can do for the club and supporters,also harry there the time for to start thinking for a new striker like the young neymar or others.

Posted 14:05 30th March 2011

Bryan Higgins (Tottenham Hotspur fan) says...

I feel very sorry for Niko Kranjcar because he is an excellant player,but when you are in a team with the players Spurs has and fighting for your place ,it will be extremely hard.He has to contend against two players in the shape of Luka Modric and Gareth Bale the latter being rated by the England manager as the best in the world...It is gonna be like mission impossible to push either player out.....I hope he stays as Spurs ,but if not I hope he goes abroad because I would like Spurs to play with him and not against him.....But best of luck to the player whatever his decision is to be ..

Posted 14:04 30th March 2011

Rob Dobie (Bolton Wanderers fan) says...

Please, Please, Please, Owen Coyle snap up Kranjcar. We desperately need some creativity in midfield. This lad has the lot and can score important goals. I would make this lad our most important signing of the season and go all out to get him. I think he has been treated harshly at Tottenham and i believe he could fit into any team in the premier league he is that good.

Posted 13:41 30th March 2011

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