Milos Krasic Snubbed Spurs Loan Deal, But Fine With Zenit St. Petersburg Loan

We don't get it either, Milos

Milos Krasic is on the way out at Juventus and making the trip to the Russian cold for a stint with Zenit St. Petersburg, but it is not for good. He'll be going on loan. WAIT! Loan? Is this not the same player who Harry Redknapp said stood in the way of a loan to Tottenham on transfer deadline day because he wanted a permanent move or no move at all? You bet it is.

So what changed between January 31 and February 16? Your guess is as good as anyone's. Nobody seems quite sure why he refused a loan move to Tottenham on the grounds that it was a loan and not a permanent deal, but he's okay with a loan to Zenit. Injuries to Danny and Aleksander Lukovic could have played a role in it as Zenit have lost two key players, opening the door for Krasic every match, which wouldn't have been the case with Aaron Lennon at Tottenham. Still, that is a matter of playing time, not loan versus permanent deal, which was apparently the problem so where did Spurs go wrong?

There is also the possibility that Harry wasn't being 100% truthful when he said the loan versus permanent deal was all that stood between Krasic coming to Spurs. Considering the source, it wouldn't be the most shocking of things. In the end, though, the why doesn't matter so much anymore. Krasic is going to Zenit for the rest of the season and maybe Tottenham will splash some of that Champions League cash in the summer to bring Krasic in. Or maybe not. Who knows anymore.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Cartilage Free Captain

You must be a member of Cartilage Free Captain to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cartilage Free Captain. You should read them.

Join Cartilage Free Captain

You must be a member of Cartilage Free Captain to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cartilage Free Captain. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9353_tracker