“I’d Be Telling Lies If I Said He’s Happy And He Doesn’t Want To Go”

By on July 8, 2011

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp insists want-away Luka Modric will remain at White Hart Lane next season, but admitted the midfielder is wanting a move away from the club.

The Croatian international has already stated his desire to join Chelsea this summer and reports indicate the move could see the player treble his wages.

The 25-year old meet with Chairman Daniel Levy yesterday and was told he will not be sold to Chelsea or any other club interested in signing him. Redknapp again made it clear Modric is staying put:

“He’s always been committed to Tottenham. He loves playing here and he’s a great player for us,” he told Sky Sports News.

“It’s a difficult situation for him and I understand where he’s coming from. We can’t kid ourselves, if someone is going to double or treble your wages, it’s difficult. But he signed a contract here, we love him here and we want him here.

“We don’t want to sell our best players. We are looking to build a team not tear a team to pieces. He’s a massive part of that, we need him here, he’s a special player for us.

“He’s going to remain here, but there is no point me saying he’s walked in here today and everything is great, he’s happy and he’s going to stay. The kid is a bit confused at the moment and it’s not been easy for him,” he added.

“I’d be telling you lies if I said he’s happy and he doesn’t want to go and play for whoever wants him – I think there are three or four of the top five that want him. But we want to keep him here.

“The chairman wants to keep him, I want to keep him and we need him if we’re going to progress. We need him and, as he said to me this morning, we need to add to him.”

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13 Comments

  1. Iain

    July 8, 2011 at 9:30 am

    Someone tell Redknapp to shut up for once.

    Please.

  2. Oshiokhue Philip Ikpeminoghena

    July 8, 2011 at 9:49 am

    Levy and Rednnap should allow Modric join Chelsea if really they want his progress or better still be ready to offer him more than what Chelsea is willing to offer him.

  3. wakers

    July 8, 2011 at 10:04 am

    Harry seems a bit confused quote “he’s walked in here today and everything is great, he’s happy and he’s going to stay” only to later state “I’d be telling you lies if I said he’s happy and he doesn’t want to go and play for whoever wants him”

    Which is Arry? Let the lad go, Spurs will always be a selling club, as a United fan I have to say I’m a bit sick of paying well over the odds for players from Spurs, we have paid for the current squad you have, you have made massive profits from the sales you have made so stop playing hard done by.

    • spursmartio

      July 8, 2011 at 10:23 am

      You are an arrogant prat. Maybe instead of being held to ransome by Rooney last year you should have sold him. Player power has worked with us in the past but it shouldnt become the norm. If a player signs a six year deal and has five left to run, at least two or three more should be adhered to.

    • Carl

      July 8, 2011 at 11:49 am

      Not only are you an arrogant prat, read the qoute properly!!!!
      “He’s going to remain here, but there is no point me saying he’s walked in here today and everything is great, he’s happy and he’s going to stay. The kid is a bit confused at the moment and it’s not been easy for him,” he added.

  4. Alan Frank

    July 8, 2011 at 10:13 am

    As happened from Bournemouth, Pompey, Saints (not West Ham because he was sacked from there) but what happened to Harry Redknapp when he found he could double/treble his wages? Single answers on a postcard please….

  5. Sam

    July 8, 2011 at 10:31 am

    its not only the mater of money, its abt Winning!!

  6. Fada Greg.

    July 8, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Modric is a fantastic player who can do all the magic for the blues in the midfield, so, Levy and co let him go!

  7. Garuba Sheu Olaiyiwola

    July 8, 2011 at 11:38 am

    Let the player leave because his mind is far away from totham,you have to accept his personal reason

  8. james

    July 8, 2011 at 11:53 am

    Hahahaha – you are the most delluded person in the footballing world ‘Arry. First you said “We’re no different then Chelsea”… Then you said “We’ll be challenging for the Premier League with 1 or 2 more players” and now you think Modric wants to leave because of doubled wages. Can you not just see youre some small mid table team in north london who’ll NEVER be big enough and have NEVER been either.

  9. Bala

    July 8, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    There is no point in keeping the unhappy player in the team.Better sell him or quickly buy some more top class defenders and strikers and show your intend to build you club,and then ask him to stay.

  10. Nantakyala Willbrod

    July 8, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Harry should start thinking like a parent,role model n stop fearing what spur’s fans ‘ll do 2 him after selling the star

  11. Junaid

    July 8, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    Sell the unhappy player so that he can stay a new life and get is happiness back if you love him Arry.

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