Liverpool target Niko Kranjcar has given the clearest hint yet that he is set to move in January after admitting he does not want to sit on the bench for the rest of his career.
The Croatian has not had much field time for Tottenham this season due to them having an abundance of midfielders and his father recently said he should move.
And now the 26-year-old, who is becoming more and more disillusioned at his bit-part role at White Hart Lane and looks certain to be moving on in January.
Liverpool are currently looking to strengthen their squad, who have struggled for form in the Premier League this season, and Kranjcar would provide them with essential top flight experience and is a proven performer.
New owners at Anfield New England Sports Ventures have already admitted they are willing to fund the signing of a ‘world class player’ but the rest of Roy Hodgson’s signings will need to be bargains.
Spurs could be persuaded to part with Kranjcar for around £6 million due to the low amount they signed him for from Portsmouth – thought to be under £2 million.
Kranjcar told Mediaservis: “Of course, I have to wait to see what Tottenham have to say, but as things stand, a transfer somewhere else is not that far away. I am not angry or too disappointed.
“I believe that things will improve at Spurs, but if not then I will look for a club where I can play week in and week out.
“I don’t want to spend my years just sitting on the bench because I love this sport which is why I’m unhappy when I’m not playing more regularly.”
Meanwhile, Kranjcar’s dad, Zlatko went one further by all but confirming his son’s desire to leave White Hart Lane, saying: “Niko is definitely leaving Tottenham.
“That is his choice and I totally agree with him. There just isn’t any sense to be sitting on the bench all the time.”