With Steven Pienaar seemingly set to join the club, the latest of Spurs’ shadow squad to be nearing the exit door would appear to be Nico Krancjar.
The Croatian International only joined the club in September 2009, having preferred Spurs to other sides, owing largely to the presence of his former manager at Portsmouth Harry Redknapp, along with fellow countrymen Luka Modric and Vedran Corluka.
Krancjar soon won a semi-regular place in the team and scored some important goals in the run in to fourth place, most notably the brace against Manchester City and the winner away to Stoke.
This season, with Lennon fit and in form, Krancjar has hardly played and he naturally wants first team football. Ironically, Chelsea, our rivals in the Pienaar chase have been strongly linked with him but who else will take our fringe players given that our regular buyer is now our manager?
If he does leave, Krancjar will be missed by a big section of the Spurs support. At 26, he is two years younger than Pienaar and is there really that much to choose between them as players?