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Liverpool alerted by Spurs midfield magician's 'come and get me' plea

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Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Niko Kranjcar has set his sights on a summer move to Liverpool according to the London Evening Standard.

The 26-year-old Croatian international has grown increasingly frustrated at a lack of first team opportunities at White Hart Lane, having only made 17 appearances in all competitions this season.

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp cited the fine form of Welsh wing wizard Gareth Bale as the main reason why Kranjcar has rarely featured for the north Londoners this term.

Liverpool were heavily linked with a January move for the want-away midfield magician, who is valued at around £6.5million.

And despite the fact he still has two years remaining on his Tottenham contract, a move to Anfield could still be engineered this summer should Liverpool wish to step up their pursuit.


 

Bundesliga giants Werder Bremen made an enquiry as to Kranjcar's availability in the mid-season window, but a transfer was knocked back by Redknapp after failing to bring in a ready-made replacement.

Having enjoyed a brief renaissance back playing in the first-team, Kranjcar made key contributions when he scored in consecutive games for Spurs in February.

The most notable strike coming in the last minute of their Barclays Premier League home encounter against Bolton Wanderers, giving Tottenham a vital three points from a 2-1 victory.

However, after suffering a foot injury in the 0-0 draw with Wigan last month, Kranjcar is set for another spell on the sidelines amidst doubts he will not recover in time to play again this season.

If that is the case then the Austrian-born Croat may have played his last game for Spurs, though he has indicated he would prefer to remain in England.

That puts Liverpool in pole position to secure the player's signature in June, and Kranjcar has reportedly told friends that Anfield is his number one option.

All that remains to be seen is whether or not Kenny Dalglish will renew his interest in the summer as he steps up his search for midfield additions.

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