Redknapp: We’ll Buy Quality Players To Show Modric Our Ambition

By on June 20, 2011

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp insists Spurs have the ambition to keep want-away midfielder Luka Modric. Redknapp has no doubt Tottenham has the ambition Modric seeks and urges the club to bring in top talent this summer:

“I think we have to show him our ambition, which we will do,” Redknapp told BBC Radio 5 Live’s Sportsweek programme.

“If we can add one or two good players to our squad there’s no reason we can’t have another great season.

“So Tottenham could be a great club for him to stay with for the next few years. That’s what we’re hoping for.”

The 25-year old has been subject to a £22million bid from Chelsea already this summer, which was of course immediately turned down by Chairman Daniel Levy. Levy insists the player will not be sold to any club this summer saying:

“I wish to make it absolutely clear, as I have said previously, that none of our key players will be sold this summer. We are building a team for the future to consistently play at the highest level and retaining quality players is crucial to that.

“In respect of Luka Modric, we are not prepared to sell, at any price, to Chelsea Football Club or any other club.

“We made our stance on this issue abundantly clear in writing to Chelsea. They chose to ignore it and then subsequently made the offer public.

“For the avoidance of any doubt, let me reiterate that we shall not enter into any negotiations whatsoever, with any club, regarding Luka.

“We now consider this matter closed.”

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5 Comments

  1. Gary Sampson

    June 20, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Tottenham can only talk ambition, Chelsea have the cash to do it. Which two or three players will Tottenham buy to become league winners? Neymar, Pastore, Sneijder? It will cost a lot to get the players they need to be on terms with Man U and Chelsea. Once a player like Modric declares his desire to play elsewhere you have to let him go. It makes no sense to keep a player against his will. Such a player only becomes a liability to his team. Everyone knows this. The best thing for Tottenham is to take the money and use it well. When a player goes public, it’s game over.

    • Niven Frey

      June 20, 2011 at 11:42 am

      Utter rubbish. Fabregas, Tevez, Rooney, Ronaldo etc destroy your argument. If clubs start fighting back and standing firm, even if that means reserve team football to install some sense of shame into the player, then this so called player power can be reversed. Legally the club holds the power not the player. Oh and by the way it’s called a contract!

      • Samuel

        June 20, 2011 at 8:11 pm

        Gary. If u’re not a Spurs supporter, stick to whatever club you support. It’s high time clubs like Chelsea, and Madrid and Man City realise that we are tired of football becoming a sport of mercenaries (sp). the 3 clubs having splashed the cash failed to demonstrate the prowess money promises. Madrid bought Ronaldo for £80 million and are still behind Barcelona on the bar code. Chelsea, £50million on Torres ended up potless with the most the most boring football on planet earth. Them and Man City are still trailing Man U. Modric’s philosophy of success is similar to Torres’ before he became a laughing stock and a money -spinning machine for the media. I support Spurs and With the money Man City spent they finished only 6 points ahead of us. All this shows that money is not all that matters. In football there are no guarantees. Ask Barbatov.

        • Samuel

          June 20, 2011 at 8:18 pm

          sorry reply was meant for Gary.

    • Samuel

      June 20, 2011 at 8:19 pm

      Samuel says:
      Gary. If u’re not a Spurs supporter, stick to whatever club you support. It’s high time clubs like Chelsea, and Madrid and Man City realise that we are tired of football becoming a sport of mercenaries (sp). the 3 clubs having splashed the cash failed to demonstrate the prowess money promises. Madrid bought Ronaldo for £80 million and are still behind Barcelona on the bar code. Chelsea, £50million on Torres ended up potless with the most the most boring football on planet earth. Them and Man City are still trailing Man U. Modric’s philosophy of success is similar to Torres’ before he became a laughing stock and a money -spinning machine for the media. I support Spurs and With the money Man City spent they finished only 6 points ahead of us. All this shows that money is not all that matters. In football there are no guarantees. Ask Barbatov.

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