Spurs midfielder Niko Kranjcar is a class player, and if he becomes available in the January transfer window, it could well be that Newcastle will be interested in trying to recruit him.
Niko Kranjcar – 60 caps for Croatia – a class player
Niko can play anywhere across midfield, and he has skills galore, and may add that bit of class that Newcastle need in their squad, although the lads have been terrific in these last few games, to be sure.
The Daily Mail has today reported that Aston Villa and Newcastle United are interested in the 60 times capped 26 year-old Croatian international.
But it would appear that Niko would want to stay at Spurs in an ideal world, as he said today:
“I feel great at Tottenham, so if I could play regularly for my team, then my first option would be to stay at White Hart Lane.” “But if I don’t play much, then I will have to look for other solutions. Nobody wants to be a reserve and that goes for me too.”
“I enjoy playing football, so that is the first thing on the agenda. If there is not enough space for me at Tottenham, then I will have to think about the next step in my career.” “I repeat – I feel great here, but if I don’t play every game, I feel a little bit empty.”
Niko’s father Zlatko is the coach of the Montenegro national team, and said his son may be interested in Liverpool, or he could even move abroad to get playing time:
“If Niko didn’t have ambition, he would stay at Tottenham and vegetate for the next three years. 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?”
Niko seems like a really good lad, and according to his manager Harry Redknapp, he is the consummate professional, who trains hard every day, and never grumbles about things.
If Liverpool become interested in the player, that could make it difficult for Newcastle to bring in the Croatian, if indeed they are interested.
But Newcastle have also shown they can attract top talent, and if by January, the Tyneside team is well positioned in the Premier League, the club could very well be an attractive choice for Niko.