Chelsea & Spurs missed the boat with Krasic

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Chelsea have today been credited with an interest in Juventus’ Serbian winger Milos Krasic – a reported target for Tottenham Hotspur.


Harry Redknapp openly admitted to trying to bring the former CSKA Moskow man to White Hart Lane on transfer deadline day, while the Blues’ interest was reported just a day or so before.


Krasic is currently very much out of favour at the Bianconeri and has only played nine times so far this season.


The 27-year-old was a virtual ever-present last season but the arrival of former Juve midfielder Antonio Conte as manager in the summer has led to Krasic spending more time on the bench in favour of other players.


The chances of him breaking back into the first team are slim, as Conte has lead his team to the summit of Serie A this season and looks set to return them to their former glory since they were relegated to Serie B after the calciopoli scandal.


It is astounding that nobody has taken the opportunity to sign such a talented player, who should have been available in the past January transfer window for a relatively inexpensive fee.


Krasic is quick, skilful and extremely direct when he is running with the ball, a skill that would suit the blustering headless chicken-ness of the Premier League flanks.


Chelsea will have need of another decent wide player come next season, due to the decline of Florent Malouda and Daniel Sturridge’s consistent insistence that he is a central striker and wants to play through the middle.


Tottenham on the other hand, have Aaron Lennon’s injury problems to cope with and not a lot more in their supporting cast for the wide positions. Danny Rose is a converted full-back and does not look to have the necessary quality to be a regular Premier League starter in the wing position.


Andros Townsend had shown some initial promise when making one or two cameos for the first XI but has been unable to capitalise on this and make a permanent breakthrough.


It is a shame to see a player such as Krasic, who was highly sought after before his move to Turin, become confined to the bench when he should be playing regularly.


Redknapp and Andre Villas-Boas could do a lot worse business than acquiring him in the summer - he his criminally undervalued.

Tottenham Hotspur
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