Newcastle Again Linked With Niko Krancjar


There have been reports that Newcastle are interested in bringing Croatian star Niko Krancjar to Tyneside.

Niko Krancjar – Newcastle interested – we hope so

With some of the other players Newcastle have been linked with – Carlton Cole being the most obvious – Niko would be an excellent acquisition because he’s got pure class.

And since Harry Redknapp has started playing him again in the Spurs first team, he’s scored two cracking goals, and looked what he is – a very good player.

Niko has no future at Spurs if only because he wants to play a lot more football than he’ll get at White hart Lane, so it’s almost certain he will leave in the summer.

Some big clubs could be in for him, including Bayern Munich and in January Spurs are said to have turned down a late bid from Werder Bremen for the player, in a straight transfer bid.

The 6’1″ tall Krancjar is still only 26, and still has a lot of good football in front of him, and has 62 caps for Croatian International and 15 International goals.

In late August of 2006, Krancjar moved from Croatian club HNK Hajduk Split for a £3.5M fee to Portsmouth, then in the Premier League.

And then in the summer of 2009, Niko moved from Portsmouth to Spurs, for an undisclosed fee that was reported to be around £2M.

The asking price now for this player is said to be £6M, which gives Spurs a big profit on a player they haven’t played much, but still a decent deal for Newcastle.

We had hoped that Niko may have been a loan move possibility for Newcastle, but it wasn’t to be, so we don’t really know if he is a real target for Newcastle.

Niko has appeared 31 times for Spurs with 8 goals so far, and we think he would be great at Newcastle.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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16 comments so far

  • MickyD

    Feb 20, 2011 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #1

    would be a good signing if we do sign him we will need a big signing striker and a few tiote signings and we will hav a decent team and 1 of the best midfields in the league

    harper

    simpson colo staylor enrique

    tiote
    barton
    jonas krancjar
    ben arfa

    ?????????
    bench.
    foster
    nolan
    williamson
    gosling
    ??????
    ??????
    send ranger,kadar and vuckic on loan

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  • super bartooon

    Feb 20, 2011 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #2

    Undeniable talent if acquired the best midfielder at the club next to hatem ben arfa
    …………………………Harper………………
    Simpson….Collocini…Taylor….Enrique
    ………………………Tiote……………………
    ……………..Barton……Nolan……………
    ………Ben Arfa……………Niko…………..
    ………………….Gervinho……………..

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  • toon18

    Feb 20, 2011 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #3

    If we got kranjcar I’d like to see:

    ……………barton…tiote
    Ben arfa…..Ireland…..kranjcar
    ……………………?

    ? – gervinho possibly. Although not sure if he’s an out and out striker or more of a second striker.

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  • Sinner

    Feb 20, 2011 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #4

    ………………Harper………………..
    Simpson..Taylor..Colo..Enrique
    ………Barton(C)….Tiote…………
    Kranjcar………………….Ben Arfa
    …………………….Turan……………
    ……………..Doumbia………………

    Kranjcar———————–6m
    Doumbia———————-12m
    Turan————————-16m

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  • The Entertainers

    Feb 20, 2011 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #5

    Very good technically but does go missing from games. Saying that I think we have a squad mentality these days that wouldn’t allow anyone to do that anymore.
    Would be happy to see him at the club!

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  • whothevuckicharis

    Feb 20, 2011 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #6

    Hey, new poster here all the way from France 😀

    Perfect Transfer Window:

    OUT.

    Leon Best, I don’t really rate him to be fair 3rd choice striker at best but I think he could go for about 2 million. This depends on how he does for the rest of the season.

    Sol Campbell, almost a certainty that he will leave for about 500k-1 million.

    Danny Guthrie, love the lad but I don’t think he’ll get much playing time at all. He has great potential so maybe send him out on loan? Otherwise he could go for about 2-3 million.

    Kevin Nolan, now there will be a lot of mixed opinions on this one but I for one don’t think we will see much of him if Ireland and Barfa are back in town, he hasn’t really performed either in the past couple of games. Great captain, great guy but I think he could go for about 6 million. Very unlikely ofc.

    Loans out: Donaldson, Krul, Guthrie (maybe),Lua Lua, Vuckic (or give a chance, but seeing as we have a big midfield maybe it would be best to let him go out on loan).

    IN

    Gervinho, big strong striker as a replacement for He Who Must Not Be Named. 10 million?

    Ireland on perm, I have a good feeling about the lad.

    Niko Kranjcar, cracking player would be a great addition to the squad. 6 million?

    Kevin Gameiro, one of the best strikers in France IMO . Plays for Lorient has pace and a venom shot. Scored a hat-trick last night ;D
    Would strengthen our strike force. 7 million

    An experianced right back as cover for Simpson and another center back and life would be perfect!

    Harper

    Simpson Willo/Taylor Coloccini Enrique

    Ben Arfa Barton Tiote Jonas

    Gameiro/Ireland Gervinho

    A decent squad with players like Gosling and Kranjcar pushing for a starting place, young gun Kadar could also challenge for a spot next year.

    This all depends if we can keep hold of our star players and if Cashley goes ahead with his promise.

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  • Charlietoon

    Feb 20, 2011 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #7

    Umm I remember good old Harry quoting him at 10 to 12 million. I cant help but think we may have bid for him if we had more time with the Carroll money. I would think as he has just come on and scored a couple of goals that price would have solidified. He is not out of contract for a while so well pay big to get him

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  • Mohamed

    Feb 20, 2011 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #8

    would certainly be a great acquisition, but knowing Redknapp the price would go up +4 mil for the coupla goals he scored lately..
    at any rate getting him should mean no permanent deal for Ireland

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  • kamilanuar

    Feb 20, 2011 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #9

    please please please take him and ireland

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  • NOVA2967

    Feb 20, 2011 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #10

    Ireland-tiote-barton-Krancjar
    +
    Arfa
    +
    Sturridge

    = Scary

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  • Oleg G

    Feb 20, 2011 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #11

    This is a great link to a great player. But sleazy ‘arry will not let him go easily even if he doesn’t need him, thats how he is that scumbag.

    The Cole guy, hope not. So many players out of the PL who are better then him and cost the same or even a little bit less.
    Why do we need “proven” PL players that don’t play well, instead of taking a risk on a good player (Like Wenger and Fergy are doing all the time). Who want to win need to take a risk.
    Owen was a proven PL player, and, did that help? and have dozens of examples.

    Anyway, get good players like Krancjar
    I don’t know if that is an indication, because sometimes appearance lies, but he also looks like a really stand up guy without any character problems and that is not less impotent then talent.

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  • arfa chance

    Feb 20, 2011 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #12

    Campbell is on a 1 yr contract so We won’t get anything for him

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  • chuck

    Feb 20, 2011 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #13

    Very similar player to Ireland, possibly a bit more versatile, being he can play across the midfield line, but they are both excellent and would love to see that kind of talent on the side.
    Think of the talent, BA, Ireland,Kranjcar, Tiote, Nolan, Jonas, not a bad midfield grouping.

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  • ONLINE GUY

    Feb 20, 2011 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #14

    We’v been linked with Terry Wogan in the summer..Ashley’s offered him a cooked breakfast and evening meal..3/6 pence

    And we’r looking at John Cleese and some of the Monty Python lads . The opposition will die laughing and we will win every game 5-0

    Where do these rumours come from ?

    And where did Ed get the Krancjar rumour from today ?..

    Heres a team of comedy

    1 Eric Sykes
    2 Stan Laurel
    3 Oliver Hardy
    4 Eric Idle
    5 Jimmy Edwards
    6 John Cleese
    7 My Gran
    8 Buster Keeton
    9 Ronnie Corbett
    10 Ronnie Barker
    11 Wayne Routledge

    Subs: Ken Dodd and Mike Ashley

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  • toonhamu

    Feb 20, 2011 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #15

    Class player, i’d rather us sort out our striking problem first of all though

    Would be a great acquisition, and I think I’d definitely prefer him to signing Ireland on a permanent basis

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  • toonster88

    Feb 21, 2011 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #16

    would be worth the price for getting him.he has a certain class that will uplift the team.

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