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Pletikosa happy after Tottenham medical

Spartak Moscow goalkeeper Stipe Pletikosa was delighted over talks with Tottenham about a January move.

The Daily Mail says Spurs checked out his condition on Tuesday at their Chigwell training ground and Pletikosa revealed he held talks with Harry Redknapp about reviving a move in the summer.

"I'm going back to Croatia much happier than I arrived," he said. "I was glad to get to know Tottenham, to visit their training ground, talk to Redknapp and his team, as well as the stars of Spurs.

"I came here with my agent at the request of Tottenham. I warned them that I can't play at full force until mid-February.

"They wanted to check the condition of my knee after the operation and are seriously thinking about signing me in June.

"I was encouraged by their confidence and it will be extra motivation to work hard so that, finally, in the summer I can play in the Premier League."

His compatriots Luka Modric, Niko Kranjcar and Vedran Corluka are already at White Hart Lane and Pletikosa revealed Redknapp's admiration for players from Croatia.

"We talked together for about half an hour - long enough to feel respect and the desire to work together in the future," he said.

"I noticed how much he likes Croatian players. He talked with great respect about Bilic, Stimac, Suker, Prosinecki, Kranjcar, Modric, Corluka. Of course, his experience is based on working with them."

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