Anfield boss continues to pursue White Hart Lane bench warmer.
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It is being reported that Roy Hodgson will push on his efforts to land Tottenham playmaker Niko Kranjcar who appears to be surplus to requirements at White Hart Lane. The Croatian international’s own father is backing his son’s move to Anfield and Harry Redknapp may well allow the former Portsmouth player leave rather than see him rot on the bench.
The 26 year old has started just one Premier League match this season, the weekend defeat at Bolton, and appears to have not impressed his boss with his average performance which ended when he was hauled off for similarly bench bound David Bentley.
A move for the talented attack minded midfielder would set Liverpool back around £7m, which seems a fair price for a player with a great deal of experience and adaptability.
Niko Kranjcar’s father has given the green light for Liverpool to make an approach for his son in January as he looks unlikely to get the game time he craves at Spurs.
Zlatko Kranjcar, who is the head coach of the Montenegrin national team, insists that although Niko would prefer a move to Italy he would certainly be interested in signing for Liverpool should the option arise.
“If he didn’t have ambition, he would stay at Tottenham and vegetate for the next three years” He said.
“He has a great deal, but one just can’t match money with his ambitions.
“Niko would like to stay in London, but he is also ready to leave England if he could move to Serie A.
“Liverpool is a club which would interest him but, then again, why not Italy?” (Kopsource)