Modric Set For Bumper Deal To Force Spurs Stay

By on September 5, 2011

Tottenham plan to sit down with Luka Modric over an improved deal to keep him in North London.

Chelsea’s pursuit of Luka Modric was the most publicised transfer saga this summer with the Blues reportedly offering a deadline day offer of £40million.

Throughout the summer chairman Daniel Levy had insisted the playmaker will remain at White Hart Lane and the 25-year old wasn’t for sale at any price.

Modric is thought to be on around £45k at Tottenham and still has five years to run on his current deal. However, Levy is hoping a £30k pay rise will enough to keep Modric at White Hart Lane.

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42 Comments

  1. Godwin augustine

    September 5, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Pls chelsea need modric up blues up chelsea 4 life

    • jerkinmahjurgen

      September 5, 2011 at 4:24 pm

      Shuddup you muppet

  2. DAVSPURS

    September 5, 2011 at 10:46 am

    We should give him nothing and sell him in January we don’t need him and we could buy a defenders and Attacker.

    • rich

      September 5, 2011 at 2:42 pm

      For once you aren’t spouting your crap about tempo yet still manage to spout crap. Have a look at Luka’s stats his pass completion is better than any other player in the league except Wilshire who has the same. In the whole of europe only xavi has similar numbers. You truly are an idiot.

      • rickety

        September 5, 2011 at 7:50 pm

        for once some common sense. i do however wish modders would use his ability more in the final third of the pitch.

  3. Topspur

    September 5, 2011 at 10:54 am

    What’s 85K a week when the guy could potentially earn in excess of 100K a week at Chelsea? Spurs can’t piss away on wages like Chelsea or Manchester City and the same problem with Modric will happen again. Giving him a pay rise won’t help. Money rules. That’s just the way it is and the problem is not just in football

  4. Tarquine, kisumu

    September 5, 2011 at 11:01 am

    It will be a total war between Modric and the so called Levy. The world is really alert on this situation. A mr. Levy has destroyed Lukas’ future by refusing to listen to offers while everyone knows there’s not even a single cup Spurs will win with the most talkative Rednarp. Let them fight for the 8th position first.

    • Yido

      September 5, 2011 at 11:11 am

      cock

    • Iain

      September 5, 2011 at 11:22 am

      Well, Tarquine, I reckon Redknarp will win a few cups.

      If Luka didn’t want to stay at Spurs he shouldn’t have signed a long contract, should he?

      And it’s Luka’s future, not Lukas’ future.

    • Andy

      September 5, 2011 at 12:25 pm

      ‘the so called Levy’

      That’s his name dickhead!

    • Dick Scratcher

      September 5, 2011 at 1:07 pm

      To the so called Tarquine,

      You know nothing aka u no nuffink

    • ashley

      September 5, 2011 at 6:12 pm

      Tarquine ! wtf ? shouldnt you be commenting on La crosse or showjumping ? you know less than nothing . COYS Harry ,Harry ,Harry !

  5. rob

    September 5, 2011 at 11:14 am

    30k a week pay rise, reward i take it for a total lack of class about showing some loyalty to a club he was only to happy to sign a new contract 6 months before the chelsea interest, and before someone mentions this so called verbal agreement thats about as useless as a fart in the wind. Just goes to show how morally bankrupt the supposedly beautiful game has become

  6. Mark

    September 5, 2011 at 11:21 am

    We should have got rid for the reported £40 Million as he is not worth that much. His goal and assist stats were abismal. Also all of you Cheatski fans commenting on this saying we can not offer £100k per week is not true, we just don’t pay that type of money so we will still be a profitable club unlike you lot who will probably go out of business when Abromovich has enough and cuts his ties. You will then be back to fighting for 8th with Sunderland.

    • Acton_Yid

      September 5, 2011 at 1:26 pm

      He was assisting Crouch and Defoe last season, you dimwit. Had he been assisting Rooney or Aguero, he assist rate would probably have been sky high…PS. It’s “abysmal” not “abismal”.

      • Acton_Yid

        September 5, 2011 at 1:27 pm

        *his* assist rate..

  7. mohammed cfc

    September 5, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    in ur dream mark

  8. JimB

    September 5, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    Tarquine – the villains of this piece are Chelsea football club, Modric’s agent and Modric himself.

    Spurs and Daniel Levy have done absolutely nothing wrong.

    Modric was very happy with his life four months ago. He said so publicly. Then Chelsea started tapping him up. And his agent started pressurizing him to ask for a move. And he started sulking and refusing to play for the club that pays his wages.

    And, all the while, Chelsea dicked around with bids that they knew would inevitably fall far short of Spurs’ valuation. And, given that Modric has five years of his contract to run and that Spurs have no need or desire to sell, Chelsea must have known that only a bid far in excess of Spurs’ valuation could have tempted them to sell – especially to a local, Premier League rival.

    So stop trying to blame Spurs. They are the only innocent party in this whole affair.

  9. Danspurs

    September 5, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    He needs to get his head down, start playing and delivering. Then in December (just before the next window) we should start talking about a new contract.

    I dont think he should be rewarded for all the BS over the summer. Play now….pay later!!

    Anymore crap out of him then sell him to another team abroad next summer on our terms.

  10. clive rigby

    September 5, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    Danspurs – The most sensible words I’ve seen written on this soap opera. Why would we reward him? He didn’t choose to stay – he was made to honor a contract only a year old. We’ve seen from the “my head isn’t in the right place” routine that he’s already left the building mentally. We won’t see anything like his best form between now and the January window when we will no doubt finally sell him anyway, but by that stage not for 40mill. Unfortunately by then I suspect the damage will have been done. We struggled to finish above Liverpool last season for 5th place. No higher than 8th is best I can see this season. Hope I’m wrong.

  11. Goodman

    September 5, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Spur has made their worst mistake of their life,but blue club remb dat any disappointmt is a blessin. New signin Meriess will suprise everybody,bcos he has straight&creativity while modric hav only one i.e creativity.up blue!

    • spursmartio

      September 5, 2011 at 7:13 pm

      You really should have taken a little more notice at school. Thicko.

    • JimboYid

      September 5, 2011 at 10:13 pm

      Pardon?

  12. tony

    September 5, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    footballs a business.its investment is football.the players have a short shelf life.10-12 years of earning good money.the average man can work 50 years and not see that sort of money.players can invest.poor working man rarely can.in 50 years we will still be talking of the lack of loyalty.we are comeing from different directions.at some point there will be a collision.

  13. David

    September 5, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    If Modric was to leave it would have been in the Summer as all the pundits, including Chelsea bloggers, insisted he would be worth less in January.
    He won’t be sold unless Chelsea make a real offer. How on earth would 30 million plus Alex translate into a 40 million offer? At best it is worth 32 million. The reality is Chelsea is stuck with a number of ageing players who are grossly overpaid, so who would want them? I can see an offer including Sturridge or McEachran might be tempting but Alex, Drogba, Kalou etc. Chelsea are just dreaming.

    • Richard Soal

      September 5, 2011 at 4:41 pm

      Spot on, David, regarding that “40 million” offer.

      Personally, I’d prefer to sell him to that other rich Russian-owned club in Dagestan where he can make $250K per week feeding Eto’o. As it is, unless we truly plan to keep him for the next 3- 4 years (and Henry Redknapp clearly doesn’t want too), there’s no reason to reward his unprofessional behavior with a better contract.

  14. romeolongsword

    September 5, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    Whichever way, Modric staying or going, I just wished he did not disrespect himself and the club to the press by saying he was not happy and that Chelsea is his dream club etc. You can believe it and just go without saying a word to the media and nobody would blame you, but for what he has said, it did him no favor, Harry did not help him by putting the whole situation on the show as well.

  15. Gary

    September 5, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    If Modric is really after the Champions League and a Premier League winning team he will not just settle for more money at Tottenham, he will either keep things as they are hoping Chelsea will call again in January, or he will negotiate a new contract that allows a buy out from a big club. You can be sure there will be no further deal otherwise.

    • rich

      September 5, 2011 at 4:02 pm

      Well if he wants to go to a big club it won’t be chelsea. Have to laugh when their fans think they are a big club. Small ground even smaller fan base, no history, rich owner doesn’t make you a big club!

  16. Roy Singh

    September 5, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Sell him abroad in Jan. at our terms.Ever since he indicated his intension to move ( in seeking CL football, which we have given him a taste of ), I disrespect him.

  17. rich g

    September 5, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Laughing at these elephant washers who cant speak english, why dont you mugs go and glory hunt your national sport, leave football alone, im sure theres a hippo fighting contest you could try

    • TommyHarmer

      September 5, 2011 at 4:40 pm

      We can, of course, ignore the illiterate Chelsea supporters ….. is it because they are all Johnny-come-latelys who signed up to a team they thought would win, and are all addicted to the latest gadgets? Sad that there is now a newer and richer kid on the block …… But to my Spurs friends, we have begun at last to get something of a realistic bid out of Chelsea, and it has taken the whole window to do so. I think that it would have been best to deter the dishonesty that Chelski have demonstrated by selling Luka at a good price to an alternative buyer, preferably from abroad, telling Modric it was take it or leave it if he wanted to go. But that alternative never seemed to present itself, sadly, and Chelski’s bid came too late for us to have time to buy a replacement (typical that the lateness of the bid is clearly intended to disable us.) I think Modric should be allowed to go because he has lost his loyalty to us….. and that we should use the time till the next window to scout a really replacement …. and the price should be £45M, take it or leave it. This is the price Chelski should have to pay for not finding Modric themselves, and that was even though they stole our then director of football, who was supposed to deliver up all these great footballer. If they don’t want to pay, sell him elsewhere and then good riddance. If you look at Chelsea, they are unlikely now to ever make it to the Champions League – they have a smallish ground, a poor management structure and an ageing team and the new kids will take their place because they just do it better. At least that confirms that cheats never prosper. And one day the oil and the gas will run out and the new kids will go down ……

  18. jungle bunny

    September 5, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    …luka modric ill advised boy holiday on roman abromovich`s yacht mug! chelski a big club lol! nausem needs a lobotomy happy if spurs got hazard or pjanic the media lemmings regurgitate spew spit snake venom hiss, discipline honour value too high hard cheese! six year contract doh! my head hurts, north london lalala dudes posse outlaws.

    • TommyHarmer

      September 5, 2011 at 4:45 pm

      Careful jungle bunny, my friend – very poetic, but your gadgets is turnin’ you into a Chelski ………..

  19. I.k blue

    September 5, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Poor tommyhammer,4rm ur piece,one clearly understands dat ur poverty background is affecting ur sense of judgment regarding other people riches.really cant see u fair any better.blues till Christ comes

  20. Max

    September 5, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Why is it when Modric’s wages are quoted they are after tax to make spurs look tight at 35k which isn’t that bad is it when before tax he’s probably on around the 70k mark, compared to when the papers try to make players like Rooney look bad when the quote before tax that he is getting over 200k.

  21. Albert Swash

    September 5, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    We had a terrible transfer period, I do not know who was to blame, Harry Houdini or Levy, whoever it was, it was disastrous all-around. I think we were linked with every striker in the world at some time or other, and finished up with a loan player, not very fruitful. Then we missed out on Cahill for the sake of another couple of million, who would have got us in the top four or at least with a chance of top four. It is easy to blame the manager, but we are not on the inside to know just who to blame. Last year we would have made fourth-place with absolute ease, but it appeared to me that the team were not dedicated enough to make this happen. We threw enough points away, due in part to the lack of dedication by the players.
    Albert
    We had a terrible transfer period, I do not know who was to blame, Harry Houdini or Levy, whoever it was, it was disastrous all-around. I think we were linked with every striker in the world at some time or other, and finished up with a loan player, not very fruitful. Then we missed out on Cahill for the sake of another couple of million, who would have got us in the top four or at least with a chance of top four. It is easy to blame the manager, but we are not on the inside to know just who to blame. Last year we would have made fourth-place with absolute ease, but it appeared to me that the team were not dedicated enough to make this happen. We threw enough points away, due in part to the lack of dedication by the players.
    Albert

  22. Laouda

    September 5, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    “It will be a total war between Modric and the so called Levy. The world is really alert on this situation. A mr. Levy has destroyed Lukas’ future by refusing to listen to offers :” HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA.TARQUIIN??????????

    “The world is really alert on this situation” ………….HA HA HA HA HA

    Luka will stay and play just like Rooney did at Manure, and Chelski will implode in a couple of years.

    • keV

      September 5, 2011 at 11:26 pm

      If you are an arsenal fan. U have f*ck all to laugh about, u idiotic w@nker.

  23. Lillywhite London

    September 5, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    This is not accurate. Modric’s new 6 year deal was at 60k odd and not 45k, that was his old wage. I know it doesn’t look as much like Spurs are being tight if you tell the truth but if the whole piece is based on wages and the amount of wages perhaps try and get them right eh??

  24. keV

    September 5, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Arsenal n spurs are cheap arse clubs who pay crap wages. They rip off their fans. Especially arsenal.
    Even Liverpool with their poverty stricken fans n crap stadium pay better wages ffs.
    Then again, they paid 35 million for Carroll.

  25. john

    September 6, 2011 at 3:37 am

    I can’t understand why some people has to nitpick through everyones grammer. I feel more sorry for the guy who spends time checking everyones spelling and waste more time posting it than the person who makes the mistake. I’ve prob made a few here and I couldn’t give two f**ks so feel free u sad ***t.

    P.s COYS!!

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