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Kranjcar close to Dynamo Kiev switch

06 Jun 2012 12:46:59

Kranjcar close to Dynamo Kiev switch

Croatia midfielder Niko Kranjcar appears is set to leave Tottenham for Dynamo Kiev.

Kranjcar has struggled to break in to the Spurs first team over the last two seasons, partly due to the excellent form of Gareth Bale.

Manager Harry Redknapp has consistently claimed he is not looking to sell the player despite using him sparingly, but the 27-year-old - who is currently on international duty at Euro 2012 - claims he is close to moving to the Ukrainian side. He told Croatian website Jutarnji List: "The clubs have agreed."

He added: "Now all that remains are some small details as I agree personal terms.

"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 signed Kranjcar from Portsmouth in 2009 and he made a big impact in his first campaign, scoring five goals and providing many assists from the left flank in 32 appearances.

But the emergence of Bale meant the Croatian dropped down the pecking order the following season and only made nine Barclays Premier League starts in 2011/12, although his campaign was curtailed by a knee injury.

Last month the versatile player admitted 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."


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