“We are about to close a deal with Sunderland”

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Niko Kranjcar - Tottenham Hotspur News

Tottenham midfielder Niko Kranjcar looks set to move to Sunderland before the end of the transfer window.

The Croatian midfielder is looking for regular first team football, something which he didn’t have at Spurs last season.  Especially if Modric is staying at the club, Kranjcar would face another season of warming the bench.

“We are about to close a deal with Sunderland,” Kranjcar’s representative, Adrian Aljai, told Daily Express.

“I believe that is the best solution for Niko.”

Kranjcar made just two starts for Tottenham in the Premier League last season.

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  1. I believe this will prove to be a big mistake by Spurs to let Niko go. He has had a very good pre-season.

    Spurs should concentrate more on selling Jenas, Bentley, Bassong and others before Niko

    Niko and Luka play well together for Croatia and also showed this against Athletico Bilbao

  2. Niko is a brilliant professional and I wouild be very sorry to see him go. I don’t think he’s had a fair crack of the whip at Spurs. How anyone could leave him on the bench and play Jenas I’ll never know. I can understand him wanting first team football and will always give him a warm reception in the future. Good luck Niko.

  3. Your point about Niko and Modric playing well together is a salient one. Harry, like most England(ish) managers, really is a sum of the parts type of guy.

    Also, what happens if Modric, or VDV, or Bale, or Lennon get injured or need a rest? He’d be the first name I’d look to if something happened to the above, or even if i wanted to change the game. What about all the cup games we should be having this season? It is not as if Modric, VDV, Bale or even Hudd are reliable fitness wise. Oh, Pienaar, yeah, I’d forgotten about him. It’s about producing the goods though. GDS for example always looks like he’ll do something, but actually rarely does. Kranjcar delivers for Spurs.

    Unless it’s stupid money, this is a stupid move.

  4. absolute travesty niko has been fantastic for us is miles better than jenas or pienaar or bently the list could go on.I love harry but feel he has treated niko disgracefully without those 6 points he won us when we was struggling for form and goals we would not even of got 5th. Had we used niko more instead of over using an injured bale could of came 4th i can't describe how annoyed i'am to lose a player with this kind of ability especially when we are keeping players nowhere near his quality .I'm fuming about this good luck niko you are too damn good to be treated like this hope you end up at a big club and earn trophies like your talent deserves

    • Completely agree! The under use of Kranjcar last season could have made the difference and is a major stick for Harry. VDV also suffered from injury/fatigue. There were so many times when he could have brough Kranjcar on to change things around when things clearly hadn't been working for 70mins, but Harry likes to have the 'best' 11 players on the pitch and play them till they get injured. Yes Bale is one of our best players and is great against tired legs, but he can't do much if he's fucked can he!? Did we even need Bale against every team!? Also, you don't even need to take him off, you he could have moved him to left back and brought Niko on. He used to do that, but seemed to forget it was possible.

      Like most fans it seems, I too will be fucking livid if this happens, even without considering the other dross mentioned that we're still to get shot of.

  5. No offence, but we should sell Jenas, Bentley, Palacios, Pienaar and keep him. Yup, he can function with Luka, they speak croatian right?

  6. Niko needs to be kept: he is a quality player, who scores important and class goals. We currently can't seem to be abale to buy players, so why let someone let Krancjar go – proven quality, when we will not be able to sign anyone good neough to replace him.

    The only way I would understand Niko going is if we keep Modric. If we lose Krancjar and Modric IT WILL BE A DISASTER!!

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