Tottenham getting tough on Luka Modric who is no longer a part of Andre Villas-Boas plans

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.

12 comments to Tottenham getting tough on Luka Modric who is no longer a part of Andre Villas-Boas plans

  • SP

    He/his advisers are a disgrace – no player should be allowed to even try to force their current employers to accept a clearly low-ball bid to the benefit of their prospectvie employers.
    His claim, last Summer, that he only signed a six year deal with Spurs so that they would get a decent transfer fee, sounds noble enough at face value (ignoring the fact that he said at the time he was signing it because he believed he could fulfill his footballing ambitions at WHL). But when you consider he still had a lengthy contract, signing the new one involved a substanial wage increase, and he was specifically told that Spurs wanted to build a team around him, it seems a little less noble. When you then consider that at the very time of saying this he was trying to force Spurs to accept a low-ball offer from Chelsea, and he done exactly the same this time around, it puts it in real persepctive.

    There is a massive difference between Spurs saying they will allow him to leave for Real Madrid if a suitible offer comes in, and saying they will allow him to leave for Real Madrid for a deliberately low-ball offer – him and his advisers need to understand this.

    This is a typical Real tactic – pay the price or clear off!

  • ColinSC

    Gees tell it right. Modric decided to broker a deal with Madrid first then got all upset when Levi wouldn’t let him go without getting enough money to replace him with a suitable player. Levi holds the cards and has asked for the same money all along, if Madrid wanted him that much they would have paid it, after all they have spent more on other players fairly often.

  • Mike

    Levy will get his money. I admire his resolve.

  • Kasim Gegu (kasea)

    Modric should join Madrid is a step forward,because madrid want to produce a better pplayers in d world, if Tottenham have faith, they wwill think of d good Madrid have does fore them, bbut they never no, we pray modric should play 4 mmadrid?

  • let him go for 30m

  • changuk

    fck you tottenham…you guys dont even deserve the talent of modric. levi your a huge jackass and i wish the worst for your club next season

  • aran-san

    it will be hard to forgive him a second time, last season i was willing to and was happy he stayed, i really thought we’d be in the CL and he’d be with us this season but then the chelski freaky thing happened, but we should have got 3rd and it was his (and a few others) loss of form since xmas that ruined 3rd place for us…. and arry the kn0bhead didnt help. can’t forgice modric twice, he’s being a real d1ck

  • Tomspur

    Changuk, what is your problem?
    Knob.

  • ColinSC

    Funny how many of the non-Spurs based posts seem like they were written by illiterate people.

  • atanda owolabi

    levy didn’t you promised modric you will let off him especially when madrid came calling? you are now reneging foa a mere porridge now sell him for 30m pound you will entirely looses him for peanut eventually should you ever retained him

  • Allen

    Wish bad luck for WHL if they refuse to let Modric fulfil his destiny… He has been fair to spurs, for not forcing chelsea deal and now Madrid is a step in his life

  • Allen

    Wish bad luck for WHL if they refuse to let Modric fulfil his destiny… He has been fair to spurs, for not forcing chelsea deal and now Madrid is a step in his carrier

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