Stylish midfielder claims a deal is in place to take him to Kiev after the Euros.
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Tottenham Hotspur’s Niko Kranjcar looks set to leave North London this summer after claiming the club have agreed to sell him to Dynamo Kiev.
“The two clubs have reached an agreement, there are just a few minor details to be sorted out and I am still to define my personal terms,” Kranjcar told Zagreb daily Sportske Novosti. “I will let my agent handle it as I am now completely focused on playing for the national team in Euro 2012.”
Classy Kranjcar has struggled to hold down a first team spot at Spurs and has managed just 30 starts since joining from Portsmouth in September 2009.
The Croatian, who is part of his country’s squad for Euro 2012, did start 13 games last season but failed to hold down a regular place, faced with competition from Gareth Bale, Rafa van der Vaart and compatriot Luka Modric.
His stagnation at club level means he heads to Poland and Ukraine with his international place in also doubt, with Ivan Perisic and Ivan Rakitic both challenging him for a berth in Croatia’s midfield, when they open their campaign against the Republic of Ireland on Sunday.
The 27-year-old’s move is likely to be part of a trio of Croatian departures from White Hart Lane this summer. Full-back Vedran Corluka spent the second half of last season on loan at Bayern Leverkusen and is set for a permanent switch to Germany, while Modric is attracting interest from Real Madrid and Manchester United and the club expects him to demand a transfer following the culmination of Croatia’s Euro campaign.