Pletikosa set to snub Spurs

Croatia goalkeeper Stipe Pletikosa has warned that he may well opt to stay with Spartak Moscow, despite serious interest in his services from Tottenham Hotspur.

The 31-year-old saw a serious knee injury ruin a potential move to White Hart Lane last summer, but Pletikosa now seems intent on staying with his current club, after they qualified for next season's Champions League.

He told the Daily Mail:"I'm happy here. Next season we will play in the Champions League, which every footballer wants to be part of.

"However, if I don't get the chance to play, then certainly in the summer I'll find a change in scenery."

Of a meeting with Spurs boss Harry Redknapp a few months ago, Pletikosa added:"Frankly, I have never seen a foreign coach who loves so much the players from Croatia and he has a very warm attitude to me.

"Redknapp invited me to London for a medical examination, but my agent told him that I wouldn't be able to fully play until towards the end of February.

"On the trip, I met with Redknapp. We talked and decided that, given my injury, a transfer couldn't yet be completed.

"We have spoken often on the phone. He wants to see me in his team, but I told him I can only go if I'm not needed at Spartak."

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