Spurs loans Corluka to Leverkusen

Croatia right back Vedran Corluka has joined Bayer Leverkusen on

loan from Tottenham for the rest of the season after losing his

place in the Premier League title contender’s lineup.

Corluka has made only three appearances in the league this

season for Spurs, who have preferred England defender Kyle Walker

at right back.

The decision to let Corluka go leaves Spurs without any backup

to Walker for the remainder of the season, with Spurs third in the

standings – eight points behind Manchester City.

The 25-year-old Corluka joined Tottenham from City for 8.5

million pounds ($13.4 million) in 2008.