Dynamo Kyiv close in on Kranjcar
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Croatia midfielder Niko Kranjcar has confirmed that he is on the verge of leaving Tottenham Hotspur for Dynamo Kyiv.

Kranjcar has struggled to break in to the Spurs first team over the last two seasons, partly due to the excellent form of Gareth Bale. Manager Harry Redknapp has consistently claimed he is not looking to sell the player despite using him sparingly, but the 27-year-old - who is currently on international duty at UEFA EURO 2012 - claims he is close to moving to the Ukrainian side.

In Russia and Ukraine, playing football you can earn huge money. Whether we admit it or not, money is important.
Niko Kranjcar

"The clubs have agreed," Kranjcar told Croatian website Jutarnji List. "Now all that remains are some small details as I agree personal terms. I personally am not involved with that. I have left that to the people that represent me as I am concentrating on the Euros."

Redknapp signed Kranjcar from Portsmouth in 2009 and he made a big impact in his first campaign, scoring five goals and providing many assists from the left flank in 32 appearances. However, the emergence of Bale meant the Croatian dropped down the pecking order the following season and only made nine Barclays Premier League starts last in 2011/12, although his campaign was curtailed by a knee injury.

Last month the versatile player admitted he could be tempted by a big-money move to Russia or Ukraine. "In Russia and Ukraine, playing football you can earn huge money," Kranjcar told Croatian website Index. "Whether we admit it or not, money is important."