The recent success at Tottenham has seem my fans enjoying the dizzy heights of Champions League football for the first time in the clubs history as well as becoming genuine challengers of the elite top four in the Premier League.
However, while the good times in North London look set to keep on rolling, in all the excitement one man seems to have been overlooked and that is Croatian star Niko Kranjcar.
Krancjar’s most recent international away to Israel this weekend demonstrated once more that despite regular first team football, the midfielder still has the required ability to perform on the highest stage, as he grabbed both goals in Croatia’s 2-1 win in the Euro 2012 qualifiers.
The 26 year old was an influential part of the team for Spurs last season, having moved from manager Harry Redknapp’s former club Portsmouth at the beginning of the campaign. His performances, although they didn’t set the world alight, with Luka Modric missing a large part of the year through injury, Kranjcar seemingly filled this loss perfectly, providing a number of performances which could only be described as influential.
However, this year has been a rather different story. With the big money signing of Dutch playmaker Rafael Van Der Vaart, Luka Modric fully fit and playing regularly and winger Gareth Bale seemingly picking up from where he left off last season terrorising defences on a weekly basis, Kranjcar has not started a single game this season and the former Dinamo Zagreb man could look to leave the North London club in search for regular first team football.
Despite manager Redknapp giving reassurances that he plans to feature Kranjcar much more heavily in the coming weeks with a number of league, Champions League and FA Cup games on the horizon, it has been reported by a number of sources that at least three other clubs are waiting in the wings to make a move for the Croatian should he become available.
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