Kranjcar expects summer exit

23 January 2009 07:26
Croatia midfielder Niko Kranjcar has confirmed that he expects to leave Portsmouth at the end of the season. The talented 24-year-old has been linked with both Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal in recent weeks, but Kranjcar doesn't expect to move this month. He told Croatian newspaper Jutarnji List: "I am waiting for a move, there is no rush. "Until the end of the season I will be with Portsmouth. "After that the club will make a decision on what is best and they will probably sell me, even though we have started negotiations over a new deal." Pompey boss Tony Adams had recently said of Kranjcar: "Niko can do better. He knocked in a few goals last season, but he hasn't scored since he was a super sub a couple of months ago, though. "I expect more from my great players, because they are great players and Niko is a great player. "I want to stretch my players, always push them and I think he is someone who needs that. He is a great footballer and needs to keep delivering."

Source: ESA