Modric Move To Chelsea This Summer Is Inevitable

By on June 26, 2011

Where will Luka Modric be playing his football next year? That is the question on many football fans’ lips at the moment, particularly Tottenham Hotspur fans.

After enjoying his finest season to date in a Tottenham shirt there has been alot of speculation that the tiny Croatian could be off to the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City this summer.

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp has described Modric as “irreplaceable”. Redknapp, along with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy are very keen to keep their prize asset.

“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”, said Levy.

However, recent comments made by Modric to The Daily Mail suggest that the Croat does want to move to a bigger club. The little midfield magician, who arrived from Dinamo Zagreb in 2008 for a reported £16.6m deal claimed: ‘I want to leave Tottenham as friends. I have enjoyed my time there, but now it is right for me to look at another club.

‘I have an arrangement with the chairman. When I signed my new contract, he said that, if another club came to sign me, they would consider the offer.’

This news is sure to come as a shock to Spurs associates and fans alike. Spurs have already seen an offer on the table from Chelsea; believed to be in the region of £22m. Spurs quickly rejected this offer but there are surely more to come.

Redknapp claimed:

“We definitely don’t want to sell him. He is worth an awful lot of money. That first offer of £22m was laughable. This is a special player – as good a midfield player as there is anywhere – certainly in this country.”

It seems inevitable then that an improved offer from moneybags Chelsea is beckoning, probably around the £30m mark.

And Modric, who was voted the clubs player-of-the-year last season said: “Chelsea are a big club with an ambitious owner. They have great players and they have ambitions to fight for the title and win the Champions League.

‘I want to stay in London. I am very happy here and so are my family. I like the city.’

This is music to Chelsea’s ears, they are a big club based in London who are always in contention for the Premier League amongst other competitions and can offer Champions League football, which Modric is keen to play again next season after getting a feel for it with Spurs in the season just gone.

Perhaps Modric’s desire to stay in London has left Manchester compatriots United and City just monitoring the situation, without making any formal bids.

‘I don’t want to have an argument with Tottenham,’ said Modric. ‘The supporters have been very good to me and I have enjoyed my time playing for the club, but it is for football that players leave clubs and move. It has happened to Tottenham before. It is normal for a player to dream about playing for a bigger club.’

Tottenham are a big club, with good players and a good manager, but I want to fight for the championship. Spurs will always have a place in my heart. My experiences in the Champions League have left me with the desire for more.’

Redknapp though is refusing to give up the fight and insists that Spurs can match Modric’s ambition:

“He sees the chance to win the league and play Champions League football, but we want that as well.

“We have to show him our ambition. If we can add one or two players, we can have another great season.”

“We have to do something about it and keep him happy and keep him at this club.

“An unhappy player at your club – if his mind is not right he’s not going to be playing well – is a massive problem. Hopefully we can speak with Luka.”

It seems to me and many others though that 25 year old Modric’s mind has already been made up and he is not moving from it; he wants a move to Chelsea. Discussions must now occur between Modric and chairman Levy to arrange a transfer providing the fee is right.

Levy however will be very reluctant to let Modric leave, re-iterating time after time that he is not for sale. Modric signed a new six-year deal in the summer of 2010 so Spurs will be under no pressure to sell him for a cheap price. Back when Modric signed that contract extension he claimed:

“Tottenham Hotspur gave me my chance in the Premier League and I want to go on to achieve great success here with them. Yes, there have been enquiries from other big clubs, but I have no interest in going anywhere. Last season’s Top 4 finish was an indication of where we are as a Club and I feel I can continue to improve and go on to achieve everything I want to at Spurs.”

It is interesting to see what a difference a year makes. The transfer of Luka Modric from Spurs to Chelsea in the summer is inevitable; it is just a matter of time and money…

Submitted by Will Ridgard from Football Friends


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84 Comments

  1. Chelsea_Alan

    June 26, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    When Harry boy raped Pompey that was ok. When Spuds shagged Saints over Bale that was ok. I seem to remember Spuds doing Notts Forest over Dawson and the ‘North London yobos’ doing Saints again for Richards some seasons ago! What sticks in Spuds guts is that Chelsea are a ‘BIG’ team as seen by the World of football compared to a small team like Spuds! Spuds had their one season in the sun and blew it big time. Outside the toilet that is Shite Hart Lane no one (including Moderic) believes that Spuds are going to knock Chelsea, United, City or The Gooners out of the top 4. In fact they will struggle to finish above Liverpool next season! Moderic comes from a country full of peasants why would he want to play in a peasant small team when he could live in London still and play for one of the real big boys! Yeah, Chelsea have got loadsa money and Spuds have been found out! That is why Levy has had to offer to double the blokes wages ffs! I don’t care if Moderic is forced to stay at Spuds it will be good for everyone to know that he is being forced to stay there and that his heart really lies with wanting to play for CHELSEA…. FACT!

    • chelseafan

      June 26, 2011 at 9:06 pm

      this is as funny as it is true

  2. spur1950

    June 26, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    where is my comment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Mark

    June 26, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    More garbage reporting. Picking out some bits and reporting those only.

    Get a life you prick.

  4. AJ

    June 26, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    most of the spurs fans are taking this article too personal..i understand no football fan would like the idea of losing one of their top player to a rival club.
    To think of it, there’s noting u can do abt it if the deal goes through.so stop all ur swearing and moaning and just deal with it…just admit, u wish u had what chelsea had.

  5. China

    June 26, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    What the hell is going on here, pls let the lad be there are over hundred beta players out there, who is luka by d way

  6. China

    June 26, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    who is luka by d way

  7. ChinaABSU

    June 26, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    We don him, who is luka by d way?

  8. Jimmy

    June 26, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Modric is a good midfielder just what chelsea need to get to the highest peak

  9. lieutenant

    June 26, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    …lol chelsea couldnt afford modric, torres joke £50 million, more wind bags word holes pulp! deluded fantasists leaving skid marks pants! when ever they speak lol…ic-casuals dudes posse, outlaws lol…

  10. Gary

    June 26, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Modric made a very clear statement. He gave a lot of thought to the wording so that it was not too offensive. His decision was well thought through, not rash. It would look foolish to both Tottenham and Chelsea fans if he changed his mind yet again. Once a player 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, its game over.

  11. terry

    June 26, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    you chelskie scum are as thick as sxxt, you will never get modric cos u cant aford him you turds. dream on.

    • mark harris

      June 26, 2011 at 6:47 pm

      What a beautifully argued point, you moron.

    • Rob

      June 28, 2011 at 9:19 am

      He’s witty and cogent, no doubt, but I suspect the factual side of his argument could do with a little more thought.

  12. Ross

    June 26, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Llevy official said he is not going sell any of the big players and modric even though says would like to move said he will NOT hand in a transfer request, it is heardly inevitable that he’s going to chelsea.

    Seriously football journalism is going to down the pan.

  13. Britinaustin

    June 26, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    I am not a gambling man but would happily have a punt that Modric starts the season with Spurs. I wonder how much the writer is prepared to wager Modric goes?

  14. wisesageknowledge

    June 26, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    can’t afford him?!?!?! if theres something the mighty CFC can do is afford players – we just prefer to overspend on shite. modric starts the season with spuds, but ends transfer season with the blues.

  15. Bob Eachway

    June 27, 2011 at 2:50 am

    Could Spuds afford to match Chelsea wages?

  16. Seazar

    June 27, 2011 at 11:29 am

    Lets face facts chelsea only want him to replace 33yrs old Lampard! bdw One of the best midfielders to ever wear a chelsea shirt, but is Modric the right replacement? Lampard has an average of 20 goals per season for 8 yrs now!! Modric has 7 in 120games!! He’s not going to score dat many goals. So where will the 20 goals per season come from if Modric comes in! Dont get me wrong hes an absolutely fantastic midfielder nd credit to Tottenham 4 developing him, but we need goals so the likes of Ganso of Santos, Javier Pastore, Nasri nd Marek Hamsik come to mind. All great teams have goal scoring midfielders! Barca nd spain have it in Iniesta, Madrid had it in Kaka. Inter and the 2010 holland team had it in Sniedjer. Does modric come close? sorry but no thanks

  17. mukuka

    June 27, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    what about that brazil play

  18. paulf

    June 27, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Modric will never be sold to chelsea or arsenal. Fact. Move on chelsea because you are wasting your time here. he has 5 years on his contract so it really doesnt matter what sob story he feeds the papers. he wont be sold to chelsea, it really is that simple. As simple in fact as the people who continue to trot out the garbage in this article.

    As for the einstein above saying its inevitable that players leave when they go public, i have a couple if questions for you: how is rooney getting on at man city? And how did robinho do at chelsea? You morons just faithfully trot out whatever garbage the hasbeens on sky sports have said. Does it ever occur to you yhat those twats are hardly ever correct

  19. James

    June 29, 2011 at 10:07 am

    If he wants to be in CL so bad, he can go back to Dynamo Zagreb. They are in CL every year (his justification is a crock of shite). The whole saga is a series of cliches that punters like the writer here seem to be unable to see through. It’s about money. Players don’t leave unless clubs want to sell. Nothing is inevitable.

  20. Boy Charioteer

    June 29, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    Maybe Spurs should sell him to Chelsea, in fact any player who starts to show tendencies of greatness or playing a little bit above his station should immediately be drafted into one of the top 4 (3?) sides. In fact it’s a complete waste of time Tottenham, Everton, Newcastle etc. aspiring to anything other than European Thursday night football. All you other sides outside the top 4 who are looking smugly at Spurs and the Modric situation just bear in mind that if you have a player who starts to exhibit an aura of greatness, Ferguson or Abramovich or the resident Man City plutocrat will be circling like buzzards around a dying man in the desert. So a word of caution, unless you want to see a loaded dice situation where Fergie or Abramovich grinningly put their hands on the premiership title year after year just give a little thought into the direction the game is going.

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