£1 Billion for Luka Modric
Well it doesn’t look like Luka Modric will be packing his bags, moving away from Tottenham and heading up North to Manchester or staying in the area and joining Chelsea. Not unless United or Chelsea, the two clubs linked with the Croatian midfielder are prepared to pay £1 billion for him.
Harry Redknapp, the Tottenham manager has led this Spurs side to a Champions League quarter final, beating one of the most successful European teams in AC Milan on the way. Luka Modric played a vital part in both helping Tottenham into the top four last season and their brilliant, over achieving success of reaching the latter stages of the prestigious European competition this year. The Tottenham manager emphasised the invaluable qualities that the 25 year-old holds in the side with a rather exaggerated expected transfer fee:
“I wouldn’t want to sell him for £100 million, not even for a billion.
“He’s the hub of the team.”
He made his point. Of course, Redknapp would sell Modric for £1 billion – not that anyone – not even Manchester City would pay that ludicrous amount. But it is a clear statement that Modric is not for sale, and if an offer were to come in, it would have to be quite a substantial amount.
Modric only signed a long term contract at Spurs last year, and the players’ representative, Mario Mamic reiterated Redknapps sentiments:
“These are just rumours. Luka has a contract until 2016 and Tottenham have no plans to sell him.
He has an excellent relationship with coach [Harry] Redknapp and only signed a contract extension with Spurs last summer.”
The rumours that Mamic spoke of refer to apparent interest from several English clubs including Manchester United and Chelsea as well as Italian side Juventus and Inter Milan. Certainly, Modric has his fans; he is a fantastic player and has been described by the former Chelsea assistant Ray Wilkins as one of the best midfielder’s in the Premier League. Gerard Houllier, the current Aston Villa manager also heaped praise on Modric:
“Not only is he a very hard worker, he has a good brain and he provided some calmness and composure to the midfield.
His passing was neat and his contribution was outstanding. He was not only winning the ball, he was passing well.
We thought that he was very influential. He did not just work hard, he made the other people play well around him.”
He may not be worth £100 million or £1 billion, but Luka Modric is certainly a fantastic asset to Tottenham, and understandably has the best teams in the world watching him.
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