Croatian Confirms Wish To Leave Tottenham

By on November 29, 2011

Tottenham defender Vedran Corluka has revealed he wants to leave the club and will meet with his representatives in the coming days to discuss a route out of White Hart Lane.

Corluka has been a regular for Spurs in previous seasons, mainly being used as a right back. However this season has seen the rise to prominence of young English full back Kyle Walker, who has burst on to the scene at both club and international level.

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp now sees Walker as his first choice right back, leaving Corluka out in the cold having made only 1 Premier League start this term, and the Croatian has admitted the situation will force him to leave Spurs. The 25-year-old understands Walker deserves his place in the team, but with the European Championships only seven months away, Corluka feels it’s time to leave: 

“Walker got the nod and there’s no question he is a good player who justifies his place,” he said.

“Redknapp chose Walker and doesn’t see me in the defence, so it is logical to sit round the table and agree an amicable farewell. I will talk to people in the next few days.

“I don’t have the will again to wait months for a chance, to fight for a position when I see that the coach has other ideas.”

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  2. Jamie

    November 29, 2011 at 10:26 am

    With Corluka going that will just reinforce the belief that Modders is going as well.

    They do everything together so I assume this will give him another excuse to F OFF, to be fair Mod has hardly stood out this year and bringing Brazils centre midfielder as a replacement aint too bad (Sandro)

    Corluka could have a winning run to Europa League glory so if I was him I wouldnt leave yet, Croatia would take more notice of that and he will still be playing a game a week with the likes of Gallas, Bassong, Gomes, Krancjar, Huddlestone, Sandro, Pienaar, Pav and Defoe…hardly a bad side

  3. Ray

    November 29, 2011 at 10:52 am

    Jamie, you are a plonker. So Corluka leaves and his friend Luka has to follow. Will they both be joining the same new team together as a couple or will they be heartbrokenly forced apart. You cannot be a Spurs supporter. I suspect perhaps an arse or cheatski fan. As for Modric hardly standing out this year, what a tosser you are. Have you actually watched any Spurs games this year? did you see the Villa game at WHL (thats White Hart Lane in case you dont know)? I guess Modric was just an apparation you know supernatural, a figment of our imagination. I suggest you engage brain before writing or speaking next time.

  4. Mattyboy

    November 29, 2011 at 11:09 am

    I dont think corluka leaving is a big thing, he’s always looked a bit suspect at the back and walker is learning his game but is still much more threatening going forward and has the pace to get back and tackle, he will only improve ! : ) there is not much point buying another RB to replace him that will expect to play every game either, we have Naughton who is similiar to Walker who will be happy to wait for his chance rotating with Walker when eventually good enough. If Walker gets injured we also have Gallas and Kaboul who can both play RB with ability.

    • Mattyboy

      November 29, 2011 at 11:29 am

      Also as previously linked .if we can sell Corluka to over inflated buyers Liverpool for 8m I will be very happy!

      Strikers
      – Sell Pav for 10m and buy Adebeyor perm
      – Get Amauri for free from Juve 0
      – & Buy 1 of Leandro Damaio/Sow/Doumbia 15-25M
      – keep defoe + Vdv (AM)

      Midfield
      – Sell Jenas 5m + Bentley 3m + Corluka 7m
      – Buy Marko Marin 12-15m

      Defence
      – Sell Khumalo 3m + Bassong 5m + Gomes 6m
      – Buy Vertonghen 10m CB
      – Buy Montoya + Planas (young FB’s from Barca academy)

      done : )

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