Vedran Corluka leaves Tottenham to join Bayer Leverkusen on loan

Tottenham defender Vedran Corluka has joined Bayer Leverkusen on loan until the end of the season.

Corluka has made 76 league starts since moving to White Hart Lane from Manchester City in September 2008  .

But the 25-year-old Croatian international, who cost Tottenham £8.5m, has struggled to cement a place in Harry Redknapp's plans this season.

Corluka's last league appearance was as a last-minute substitute in Tottenham's 2-1 win over Arsenal in October.

The decision to let Corluka go leaves Tottenham without any backup for England defender Kyle Walker at right-back for the remainder of the season.

Bayer Leverkusen are currently sixth in the Bundesliga and Corluka is expected to make his debut in the home game with Suttgart on Saturday.

Leverkusen's squad also includes former Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack.