Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric has been forced to train by himself after Real Madrid cooled interest in the player over Spurs’ £40 million demand, reported the Mirror. Reports are also suggesting that the playmaker is not a part of new boss Andre Villas-Boas’ plans for the next season.
Modric joined Spurs from Dinamo Zagreb in 2008 and since then has become an integral part of their first team. However, the Croat was touted to leave White Hart Lane last summer with Chelsea pulling out all the stops to land the 26 year-old. But Spurs managed to hang on to their coveted star.
This summer, Modric has been linked extensively with Spanish champions Real Madrid and the midfielder’s move to Santiago Bernabeu was assumed to be a done deal. But the transfer is yet to materialise with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy sticking to his £40 million demand while Real boss Florentino Perez refuses to go beyond the £30 million mark.
Modric still has four years left on his current deal with Spurs and Levy will not bullied into reducing his profits from the sale. Modric’s tactic of missing Spurs pre-season training camp has backfired as Real are on the verge of pulling the plug on the transfer and his first team involvement with Tottenham next season could take a major hit. While the move is not yet dead and buried, there is an ominous quiet surrounding Modric’s future.