Villa Park boss wants yet another White Hart Lane addition.
Tottenham midfielder, Niko Kranjcar, is poised to become the subject of an Aston Villa advance this January, reports are suggesting.
The Tottenham playmaker has fallen out of favour at White Hart Lane, slipping in the midfield rankings behind the likes of Luka Modric, Scott Parker, Sandro, Tom Huddlestone and even youngster Jake Livermore.
Despite his high expectations, the Croatian international has only made 42 appearances for Spurs since his £2.5m switch from Portsmouth in 2009, scoring eight goals.
Kranjcar has 18 months left to run on his Tottenham contract but his sale seems all but done as Redknapp will surely use any funds gained to purchase another quality of player in his quest for a Champions League spot.
The Croatian – who has made 66 appearances for the national side – has found it difficult to make the grade with Spurs but showed at Portsmouth that he can be a commanding force in the middle of the park, and at a valuation of £4m, may provide some vital ammunition to the Villa frontline.
Alex McLeish has already brought in Alan Hutton, and Jermaine Jenas on a loan deal, and now the Villa Park boss is hoping to add some much needed creativity to his midfield with a move for a criminally underrated player who just can’t seem to get a look in at Tottenham.
Kranjcar has the quality to warrant a regular first team spot in most Premier League sides and the Croatian international will be desperate to re-ignite a career that is in danger of stagnating at Tottenham.
The 27 year old also has prospective suitors in both France and Germany and may feel it is time to call time on his time in English football after just over five years with Portsmouth and Tottenham.