Midfielders Jamie O’Hara & Niko Kranjcar both seem almost certain to be headed for the exit door this month, either on a temporary or permanent basis.
Over the weekend, the Teamtalk website first announced that Kranjcar had confirmed his desire to leave the club. The catalyst seems to have been the arrival of Steven Pienaar. Prior to that, Niko had indicated that he would be happy to stay but Harry Redknapp has now confirmed otherwise.
“Niko really is looking to move. I had a chat with him yesterday and he wants to play. He doesn’t like playing on the right. He is not happy there. It doesn’t suit him. He wants to play off the left but Gareth has been playing there and been playing fantastic. He understands that.”
The injury to Gareth Bale might possibly stall a move, but chances are Krancjar will be gone. Joining him could be Jamie O’Hara.
The same website quotes the player as saying: “I never wanted to leave Spurs, but there comes a point when if you’re not playing you have to think about your career. I am not one of these people who is happy just sitting in the stands and picking up his wages.”
Meanwhile, Teamtalk reports today on a strange story linking Jonathan Woodgate with a move to Arsenal. Harry Redknapp has been quick to refute it by declaring: “No, not a chance. We wouldn’t let him go there.”