Harry Redknapp keen to keep Niko Kranjcar but Spurs boss admits midfielder could still walk away

19 November 2010 03:20
Frustrated: Spurs midfielder Kranjcar

Harry Redknapp will not stand in Niko Kranjcar's way if he goes through with his threat to quit Tottenham - but the manager has not given up hope of keeping hold of the midfielder.

Croatia international Kranjcar has found his opportunities limited at White Hart Lane this season and said this week he will leave in order to guarantee first-team football.

The 26-year-old, who arrived from Portsmouth in 2009, has been linked with Liverpool but Spurs boss Redknapp said: 'Let's see how things go in the next month with him. I really wouldn't want to lose him, but I do understand where he's coming from as well.

'He needs to play; he's a top-class player. He's gone away and scored five goals for Croatia in the last three games. Hopefully, he'll get his chance sooner rather than later but we're not going to gift Niko away; he's a top player in my opinion.'

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Source: Daily_Mail

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