Spurs' £10m double swoop
Published 01/09/2009 | 00:00
Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is set for more deadline-day action and has turned to Portsmouth's Niko Kranjcar and Man City’s Martin Petrov to bolster his squad at White Hart Lane.
Redknapp is looking for cover on the left flank following Luka Modric's injury and Jamie O'Hara's loan to Portsmouth, with Kranjcar able to operate across the midfield. Bulgarian winger Petrov is a natural left footer who will provide Spurs with genuine width.
The Spurs manager has also previously worked with Kranjcar at Fratton Park and speaks highly of all the Croatia internationals he has managed.
“Modric is a great lad and so is the other boy, (Vedran) Corluka,” Redknapp said. “I have found all the Croatia boys are like that, of the same type.
“They are lovely characters. Slaven Bilic and Igor Stimac were the same, Niko Kranjcar the same, as was Robert Prosinecki, who was an incredible player.”
Redknapp was in the market for a defensive midfielder earlier in the summer when he looked at Patrick Vieira, although he is also a fan of Vieira's Inter Milan team-mate Sulley Muntari after working with him at Portsmouth.