Spurs to make clever £12 million bid for Premier League playmaker

Tottenham are to make a £12 million bid for Portsmouth midfielder Niko Kranjcar once the January transfer window opens. Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is keen to bring the Croatian international to White Hart Lane in a bid to bolster his midfield options.

Kranjcar, 24, has been linked with an exit from Fratton Park in the past with Arsenal and Liverpool understood to be interested. Redknapp brought Kranjcar to the Premier League two and half years ago when he signed the player for Pompey from Hajduk Split. Since his arrival in England, Kranjcar has been a real success, helping Portsmouth to their first major trophy in nearly 80 years winning the FA Cup last season.

It would not surprise me one bit to see Kranjcar on his way out of Pompey come the new year. When Redknapp left Pompey almost a month ago, I personally thought of several players who may follow him to Spurs and Kranjcar was definitely a name I had in mind. With no disrespect to Tony Adams, I feel the former Gunners skipper may find it hard to hold onto some of his big name players once January comes and that is why I think Spurs may well get their man.

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