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Kranjcar Info/Video- Looks Good!

Kranjcar Info/Video- Looks Good!

Nicola Kranjcar is six foot one and is set to sign for Portsmouth. There seems to be some confusion where he actually plays but Pompey will have signed another midfielder!

He is twenty-two years old and sky sports have reported previously that he would sign for Celta, that deal fell through however. Wigan where also supposed to be interested in the Hajduk Split midfielder.

Below is "JadrenSport`s" view on the player

Twenty-one year old Niko (Nicola) Kranjcar is rightfully recognized as one of the greatest Croatian talents that emerged after the end of Former Yugoslavia.

For five seasons, how long his career is ongoing, Kranjcar has made an impressive performance in the ranks of both 1.HNL giants, Dinamo and Hajduk. Great passes, fine technique and some fierce shooting abilities, quickly turned Kranjcar from a ''kid with great potential'' to Dinamo Zagreb's leading star, as soon as in 2001 when he was just a 16-year-old teenager.


The player is used to the spotlight, Hajduk Split is one of the top clubs in Croatia and there ground holds 35,000 people. They won the legue in 2004/2005 season, which was Kranjcar`s first season at the club.

Kranjcar Carrer

Niko Kranjcar was born August 13, 1984 in Vienna, Austria.

Kranjčar has been part of the Croatian national Under-16, -17, -19 and -21 teams before advancing to the national team of which he is currently part of.

His manager has said, 'Kranjcar has a great feeling for the ball and great understanding of the game. Few players in the world have that virtue'.

Kranjcar spent most of his youth playing for Dinamo Zagreb, later as a captain, but then in early 2005, after a disagreement with the management, made a surprise transfer to Dinamo's biggest rival, Hajduk.

His transfer was probably the biggest sport news of the year in Croatia. Niko was chosen for 'Young gun firing for World Cup glory' along with some of the greatest talents in the world such as Leo Messi, Lukas Podolski and Muntari.

In August 2006 Kranjcar has been linked with a move to Rennes for 2.5 million pounds, Hajduk has rejected that offer and now Portsmouth will complete a deal for the player (3.5 million)

Appearances

The player has scored 30 goals from 124 appearnces from midfield

He has made 24 apearnces for Croatia scoring 3 goals

Watch a video on Pompey's next signing

Thanks to wikipedia

Paul Fisher


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Date:Thursday August 31 2006
Time: 11:59AM

Comments

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yep paul from the vid i have seen he is not a defensive midfielder, the move ot hadjuk was prompted by his father then national team coach. Hope he's not a Boksic becuase from the you tube clip young Krunchy seems to be one for the very near future.
russellm
31/08/2006 12:10:00
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he could be the new Prosinecki!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
pearce52
31/08/2006 12:28:00
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you never know
lmatthews
31/08/2006 12:32:00
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Doh, thats the good blokes name i was looking for, the blonde heavy drinking, chain smoking genius. Whos name it cost a fortune to get on the back of the shirt.... LoL then every ones letter S fell off. ah they were the good old days
russellm
31/08/2006 12:38:00
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alright lads, Will we sign anyone else today?what happened to Muntari?
XmirrorboyX
31/08/2006 12:44:00
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Good stuff 3 players in so far today... Hopefully bring in a couple more.... We really need a leftsided midfielder. get MUNTARI arry
Play Up Pompey
31/08/2006 12:49:00
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what about a defensive cover ? LoL or am i just paranoid about the stories of griffin and o'brien NOT leaving :-0
russellm
31/08/2006 12:53:00
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is kranjcar left-footed wich would be a bonus even if he isnt the video shows he can use his left foot
retro hat
31/08/2006 13:00:00
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Kranjcar is right-footed, but plays equally well with his left foot. He was a leftsided midfielder in his previous club.
MaryPompey
31/08/2006 13:12:00
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IF promising new boys deliver i was just wondering what a november mid field might look like...maybe ..Fernandes, O'Neil, Mendes, Krunchy. a big IF there but it doesnt look too bad does it?
russellm
31/08/2006 13:24:00
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