Spurs news

Kranjcar nears Dynamo move

June 6, 2012
By ESPN staff

Tottenham midfielder Niko Kranjcar has confirmed to Croatian media that he is set to depart North London for Dynamo Kiev this summer.

Kranjcar only started nine Premier League fixtures in 2011-12
PA PhotosKranjcar only started nine Premier League fixtures in 2011-12

Kranjcar, 27, has struggled to make an impact in the Spurs side over the past two seasons and despite manager Harry Redknapp insisting he is not looking to sell the player, the Croat has been sparingly used.

"The clubs have agreed. Now all that remains are some small details as I agree personal terms,'' Kranjcar told Croatian website Jutarnji List. "I personally am not involved with that. I have left that to the people that represent me as I am concentrating on the Euros.''

Redknapp bought Kranjcar from Portsmouth in 2009 and although he made an impression initially, injury and the form of Gareth Bale have restricted opportunities in recent times.

Last month, the attacking midfielder indicated that he could be tempted by a big-money move to Russia or Ukraine.

"In Russia and Ukraine, playing football you can earn huge money,'' Kranjcar told Croatian website Index. "Whether we admit it or not, money is important.''