Spurs confirm Croatian's departure
Vedran Corluka has sealed his move away from Tottenham after agreeing a permanent transfer to Russian side Lokomotiv Moscow.
Spurs have confirmed the 26-year-old's departure, which has been mooted since Slaven Bilic took over as their new coach after stepping down from his position with Croatia after six years in charge following their elimation from Euro 2012, although they haven't disclosed details on the fee involved. The full-back made over 100 appearances for the White Hart Lane outfit after joining from Manchester City for a reported £8.5m in 2008 off the back of just one successive season for the Citizens. However, Corluka has found his opportunities limited at Spurs in recent times following the emergence of England international Kyle Walker and he was sent out on loan to Bayer Leverkusen for the second half of the last season. It's also understood he clashed with Harry Redknapp over his team selection and squad rotation policy, but even the recent departure of his former manager, has not change the club's decision to offload him. Bilic knows the defender well from the international setup and Corluka is more than happy to be teaming-up with him again at club level. "We have reached agreement with Lokomotiv Moscow for the transfer of Vedran Corluka," Tottenham said in a statement on their website. "We wish Vedran all the best for the future."