White Hart Lane bench warmer on Anfield radar.
Liverpool will attempt to lure Tottenham playmaker Niko Kranjcar as the Merseyside club looks to turn their attention away from Blackpool star Charlie Adam to the Croatian international. Anfield director of football Damien Comolli has earmarked a move for the 26 year old who looks set to leave White Hart Lane after failing to convince boss Harry Redknapp that he is worthy of a regular starting spot.
26 year old Kranjcar arrived at the North London club in the summer of 2009 after he followed Redknapp from Portsmouth to Tottenham. However the cultured midfielder barely had a look in last season and only managed two Premier League starts and saw his first team chances further limited following the arrival in January of Everton’s South African international Steven Pienaar.
Kranjcar is determined not to be stuck on the Tottenham bench and would surely be tempted by a move to Liverpool. Comolli, who used to work as director of football at White Hart Lane, has recommended Dalglish pushes to purchase the former Hajduk Split.
Liverpool have seen their pursuit of Scottish international Charlie Adam go stale and have seen a number of other sides, including Tottenham and Man United, take an interest in the Tangerines midfielder and appear to now prefer a move for the £8m rated Kranjcar.
Liverpool’s new owners are willing to finance further moves for new additions having signed Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll in January and brought in Jordan Henderson from Sunderland earlier this month.
Kranjcar is also being chased by sides on the continent with the likes of Roma, Valencia and Paris Saint-Germain all taking an interest in the Zagreb born flair player but the Tottenham man is thought to be keen to stay in England having spent the last five years in the country where he, his wife and child have all settled.