Tottenham’s Niko Kranjcar has hit out at the club for scaring off potential suitors by putting an inflated price tag of £13 million on his head.
The creative midfielder has had a frustrating time at White Hart Lane since joining from Portsmouth in 2009, finding first team opportunities limited due to the form of Aaron Lennon. The 26-year-old has been linked with a move away from the London club, but feels his current employers are asking too much for him, especially as they only paid £2.5 million two years ago.
“I’m shocked about the transfer fee set for me. It’s a price that cools down everybody who is interested. It doesn’t matter if the price is in pounds or euros. A fee between 10m and 15m euros is just too much for everybody,” the Croatian international told The Daily Mail.
“If Tottenham would be happy with £6m, we could all be happy. But if they keep asking for so much money no one will buy me. I know that Dynamo Kiev were interested in buying me, but when they were told about my asking price talks just stopped.”
Besides the Ukranian side, Aston Villa, Everton and Werder Bremen are thought to be interested in the Zagreb born midfielder but no firm offers have yet been received.