“Now I will play for a club with big ambitions”

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Niko Kranjcar has revealed that he snubbed a move to Everton in favour of Tottenham Hotspur.

The midfielder completed his move from Portsmouth on Monday afternoon and admitted that his Croatian team-mates Vedran Corluka and Luka Modric encouraged him to move to White Hart Lane.

Speaking to Croatian newspaper Jutarnji List, he was asked whether Everton had bid for him, and he said: “This is true.

“Everton is also a big club but, in the end, the tradition and greatness of Tottenham made the difference.

“I also knew manager Harry Redknapp, and Luka Modric and Vedran Corluka told me great things about the club.”

“It all happened in the last two days, although it is true that contact with Tottenham was here for a long time,” he said.

“Now I will play for a club with big ambitions. Ambitions which are similar to mine.

“I want to fight for trophies and I’m sure that at Tottenham I will get this chance, which I didn’t at Portsmouth.

“So for me this is a big step ahead in my career. If everything at Fratton Park would stay the same as before, I wouldn’t push so much for the move.

“But the ambitions were gone, the president wasn’t able to give so much money as before, players are leaving the club. I just didn’t want to stay in such a club.”

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6 COMMENTS

  1. a good signing. Anyone know the fee in the end? Heard 2mill but surely was more than that, was linked to chelsea start of season for 10 plus mill ??

  2. “I want to fight for trophies and I’m sure that at Tottenham I will get this chance, which I didn’t at Portsmouth.
    Where was he when Portsmouth won the FA Cup?
    Good player, good signing for Spurs. But did he win a FA Cup winners medal?

  3. Davspurs.
    Good call on Bentley.
    He looked sharp and a class above against Doncaster. Hopefully Harry will show him the error of his ways and start to play him. Bentley could well be the best player in the Spurs side. Drogba was shite for Chelski the first year but now regarded as their driving force. Second season is where you can see a players true colours. Bentley, Pav and Modric will fly.
    Laugh the Croat President saying ‘It’s a conspiracy’ The FA should sue the twat.
    Del

  4. This is a great buy and so cheap a typical levey deal .But the one deal i dident want whas bentley for petrov recommended by the traitor .I have been right so far about lennon and hudds in the last twelve months defending both players when the exit door kept opening with tam asking to buy them and i will be right about bentley it wont happen streight away just cameo roles then he will show spurs and Harry what we nearly lost and bostock will also hit the headlines good ones whatch this space .Oh and so will kranjcar be a big Hit Happy days .COYS

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