Agent: Serie A trio want Niko
Niko Kranjcar’s agent claims Lazio, Roma and Juventus are all keen on signing the Tottenham star and expects his future to be decided soon.
Kranjcar was a regular member of Harry Redknapp’s starting XI last year but he has fallen down the pecking order this term, largely due to the improvement of Gareth Bale and the signing of Steven Pienaar.
The 26-year-old has only made 17 appearances for the Londoners this season, with his last start coming almost two months ago when he scored in Spurs’ 2-1 win at Sunderland.
The winger, who has two years left on his contract, voiced his concern at a lack of first-team football last month, and his agent, Adrian Aliaj, admits he is becoming disheartened with warming the bench at White Hart Lane.
Kranjcar turned down the chance to move to Werder Bremen in January, but may be tempted to move to one of the Serie A giants interested in him this summer if Redknapp cannot give him assurances about his future.
"Niko is not happy with the situation at Tottenham at the moment. He wants to play. It is a shame that a man of Niko’s quality is on the bench," Aliaj said.
"He is loyal to the club and has a contract but it is difficult for him.
"It can be a problem when a player is not playing. When he is not playing he is not happy. He feels down.
"Some clubs in Italy are interested him. Lazio, Roma, Juventus – they are all interested, as well as some teams in Spain and in Germany.
"It’s normal to have teams like these interested in a player with such quality.
"Niko will meet with the manager in the next seven to 10 days to sort out his future. After this meeting, then we will know what is happening."