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Former Croatia international Niko Kranjčar Training with New York Cosmos

Niko Kranjčar (photo: New York Cosmos)

Niko Kranjčar (photo: New York Cosmos)

Former Croatia international Niko Kranjčar hopes to continue his career in the U.S…

The 31-year-old former Dinamo Zagreb, Hajduk Split, Portsmouth and Tottenham midfield is currently in the United States trialing with North American Soccer League second division side the New York Cosmos.

Kranjčar became a free agent after he was failed to be picked up in the transfer window. There were offers from Sparta Prague and Croatian side Rijeka, but Kranjčar has decided to continue his career in New York.

Kranjčar’s last club was Dynamo Kiev, who sent him out on loan to QPR in England from 2013-15. Kranjčar is best remembered for his spell at White Hart Lane where he played 77 times for Spurs, scoring 11 times. Kranjčar won 81 caps for Croatia, scoring 16 times.

The Cosmos say that Kranjčar has arrived for pre-season training.

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“Niko has looked for a way he can keep physically fit. We saw that as a great opportunity for the club for him to train the pre-season with us. We are happy that we will have a player of his quality at training for the next few weeks,” said New York Cosmos coach Giovanni Savarese.

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