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Will Modric Suffer The Same Fate As Torres?

Just when Chelsea fans gave up hope, that Tottenham Hotspur ace Luka Modric wont arrive at Stamford Bridge, an interview by Luka himself, changed the whole perspective. Last Tuesday, Luka Modric and Spurs chairman Daniel Levy decided, after they held a meeting, that the Croat will stay at White Hart Lane.

That all but gave up hopes of seeing him at the Bridge. But then he delivered an explosive interview on Sunday, in which he claimed that Spurs chairman Mr. Levy had threatened him with life on the bench should Modric continue to push for a move.

Luka Modric still wants a move to Chelsea and according to him, Levy went back on a ‘gentleman’s agreement’. Modric was quoted as telling Sportske Novost:

“I haven’t thought about it at all because [not letting me go] would definitely not be good for anyone.

“I have already told the chairman that last summer he said we would find a mutually satisfactory agreement if a club like Chelsea came in. I hope that eventually he will understand the situation and that we will reach an agreement and go our separate ways in an appropriate manner.”

Modric claimed, further, that if he dishonors the agreement, he would be allowed to rot among the reserves, by the Spurs’ officials.

“I must say that I am genuinely disappointed about what Levy said to me. He didn’t care about what I was telling him. It all only convinced me further that I was right to consider moving on to another club.

“I reminded the chairman of our gentleman’s agreement when we were in Dubrovnik last summer and I agreed a contract extension with Tottenham. At that time, I had an open chat with Levy – that if a bigger club came in with a concrete offer, we would consider it and agree the best solution for all concerned.

“The chairman said, ‘Okay, we’ll sit and talk [about any offers]’. Now Levy doesn’t want to talk to me and said there is no possibility that I can leave Spurs.”

“He threatened me – he said if I didn’t accept the club’s stance, they would make me sit on the bench or in the stands.”

So if Modric is speaking the truth, then I think Mr. Levy cannot do that. If the meeting in Dubrovnik was actually held for this purpose last summer, in which it said that if a bigger club comes with a solid offer, Spurs will look on it, then I think Modric is right to speak out. I am saying these as a neutral fan, and not as a Chels. Its really unfair to promise someone about something in the future and then not follow through.

Actually Chelsea did submit an offer of 22 million pounds to Spurs for Luka Modric, to which Spurs briskly refused. 22 miilion pounds looks like a real solid offer. But there have been many players, who are not even worth 20 miilion and still had completed 20 million pounds in this window. So, Harry Redknapp didnt want to lose his ace to such money, and wanted a more solid offer. I think its logical from Redknapp, as smaller clubs are demanding more and more money for average players.

Well, by the looks of it, Modric really wants a Chelsea move, as he wants to stay in London and also wants to win trophies. There have been reports also, that Modric will hand in a transfer request to Tottenham very soon. But the perspective was quite different before Sunday, and Daniel Levy was claiming that Modric had promised that he wont hand a transfer request. But is Mr. Levy and his Tottenham trying to make Modric, another ‘Torres’?

According to the Anfield faithful, Fernando Torres was the best player in their last 20 years’s history and they were claiming it until 31 January, 2011. But from then, Torres has become a popular icon of hatred among the Kopites, and he is mocked by them every time and every moment. Fernando Torres didnt win any silverware at Anfield and Liverpool did promise him of some dreams. But when Fernando realised that Liverpool wasn’t the ideal place for him to pursue his career, he at last gave in a transfer request to the Mersyside club, which Liverpool rejected. Liverpool fans started to burn his ‘number 9′ shirt, and when Roman Abramovich did bid 50 million pounds for him, Liverpool agreed to sell him to Chelsea. So Liverpool made Torres a popular villain among their fans, and it looks Spurs are also doing the same towards Modric. Some Yids have started to hate Modric and I think Levy will at last sell Modric to Chelsea, after Chelsea bid something acceptable to Spurs’ pockets and making Modric a ‘Spurs enemy’.

Levy may well be concerned about his position at the club and he wants to retain Modric for the sake of his club. But is it right to chain a bird, who wants to fly away, after you fail to feed it properly? I hope its not. We dont know what will happen next, but we can expect Luka to hand in a transfer request very soon. Till then, we, Chelsea fans will continue to flood twitter with our famous hashtagged tweet, “#FreeLuka”.

Submitted by Chelsea Fanatic




  1. nipper

    July 12, 2011 at 10:37 am

    What a rubbish article. “chain a bird who wants to fly away, after you fail to feed it properly????” F*ck off. Modric signed a 6 year contract last season, Spurs made him what he is, and now he wants to throw his toys out of the pram. End of. Hope he moves out of UK and breaks a leg.

    • Da Silva Ibrahim

      July 12, 2011 at 11:49 am

      You suck, spurs never made Modric who he is today,Dynamo Zagreb deserve that credit not spurs,Chairman as well fans are unfair to the player,Please understand and respect his Decision as world class player to release his dream in football. Spurs did same thing to Dmitri Berbatov and now they want to turn it against Modric, its shame for a team not to respect the decisions of their stars. Finally spurs will lose Luka to Chelsea, Isha Allah…..
      Da silva Ibrahim…

      • JohnnyB

        July 12, 2011 at 12:28 pm

        We are respecting Modrics decision. Modric decided to sign a six year contract and we respect that. As for being ‘made’ at Dinamo. Chelsea didn’t buy him from there because they thought he was ‘too small’ for the Prem. Spurs risked £16.5m on a player no-one would gamble on and through Spurs he made his name on the world stage.

    • andy

      July 12, 2011 at 12:53 pm

      well all spurs fans seem to do is swear.the unfeed chained bird was more original than your rubbish old hat of a saying throw your toys out of the pram.breaks a leg spiteful no need for will never compete for prem title. best 6th in league next more champions league ever so let the boy realise he’s potential and play for a club that wins trophies.nipper does that imply your small and suffer little man syndrome or do you have mentality of a child,i suspect its both.reply

  2. Snap

    July 12, 2011 at 10:46 am

    Let him fly off to anywhere but Cheatski. The author’s a bird brain.

  3. geoff

    July 12, 2011 at 11:02 am

    When have contracts ever stopped clubs from doing what they want.It never stopped a chairman from getting rid of a manager when he wanted to.As regards to players the contract is just a tool so the clubs can get the best price when they sell a player on.

  4. Spurs_est1882

    July 12, 2011 at 11:10 am

    So if someone submits an official offer of £5 then it is solid, not fair, or matching the valuation, but solid. It doesnt matter what “Gentlemans agreement” was made, the price is massivly wrong, and Chelski then decided that instead of an improved offer, they would release it to the press. Didnt they get a transfer ban for doing this??

  5. jb

    July 12, 2011 at 11:25 am

    Wot utter nonesense! 1. Chelsea a bigger club! Please 2. Who has gentlemans agreements, shouldve bin in the contract 3. We took a chance payin a lot of money, when other clubs wouldn’t, he should show loyalty + respect! Whoever wrote this is an idiot

    • Da Silva Ibrahim

      July 12, 2011 at 12:07 pm

      You cant speak English well and pretend you are abbreviating words, when you can not spell them, if you know you can do so, please write what you mean again and stop Jealous of people who can write a full article. You will die of Jealous and Luka will be joining Chelsea even on the deadline of transfer window closes. Go Blues! Go Roman!…
      Da silva Ibrahim…

      • jb

        July 12, 2011 at 2:33 pm

        I am very sorry for my improper use of the english language. A personal attack on the state of my grammar (very worthy point!?)

        you sound chelsea through + through + the points you make are eye opening to me!! Thanks for your time

        you sound very bitter by the way, is it the first time in the 3 years of supporting chelsea that you haven’t won anything!?

  6. Bobbles

    July 12, 2011 at 11:29 am

    So you’re not a Chelsea fan, yet the article is submitted by “Chelsea Fanatic”. Hmmm.

    Levy may well be a man of his word, but £22m for someone we paid nearly £17m for 2 years ago and who was one of the best in the league does not constitute a “solid offer”.

  7. davspur

    July 12, 2011 at 11:29 am

    Right Spurs looked at it and its not enough and the 27 million is not enough Chelsea no that and so do Spurs. There is a problem here no one is addressing City left a very good footballer Bellamy drop down a division before they would allow Spurs to buy him also Adybyor go to Madrid he helped Madrid knock us out of the Champions league. We nearly stopped Chelsea from getting in the top four until our Injuries hampered us Chelsea City all increased there tempo dramatically one got caught taking drugs i can see energy abuse every week in Football i was told its rife by drug testers Ukads previous testers Uk SPORT. This is why Modric should not move to Chelsea because i will be writing to Ufa who are watching for this high tempo abuse since the team i reported and they suspected won there famous cup. The hard truth is my team got robbed by teams using energised players in a shock sudden death season.

  8. patrick

    July 12, 2011 at 11:34 am

    luka might not be playing at spurs next year but he won’t be playing for chelsea! Spend your dirty russian money somewhere else!

  9. Ronny

    July 12, 2011 at 11:44 am

    When signed contract means nothing to the players then what the hell means a gentle mens agreement. The article is utter rubbish and author is a chelsea fan. I am Man Utd fan but i think Modric will only be sold in the range 40-50m and i think Chelsea are undervaluing him incredibly considering they paid 50m for Torres.

    • Da Silva Ibrahim

      July 12, 2011 at 11:58 am

      We have to Understand sometimes that, its not all about what you got,its also about what you give, Man.United claims they are richest Club but can not afford 35m for Wesley Sneijder, its so pity to call yourself richest club and can not afford a 35m for your desire player, So fans should stop Jealous of Chelsea and think about their own problems and how to lure Sneijder away from inter Milan, poor Manchester United….
      Da Silva Ibrahim…

      • KTBFFH

        July 12, 2011 at 12:08 pm

        And to back you up da Silva, would Modric insist to stay if Levy wanted to sell him out?? the answer is No. since the club can dispose any player they want to even if the has 100yrs contract signed then i think the player also has the right to request for a move. Modric wants to win trophies and not play good football and he can only win trophies with Chelsea. Comeon Boy

  10. Onwudinjor

    July 12, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Spurs free modric abeg,let da boy go to his dream club,dont worry lucas,u already av a shirt at d bridge waiting 4 u.

  11. Andrew

    July 12, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Now I’ve given this a big thought, but ‘freeluka’, really? Does it not look the slightest bit strange how Luka never hinted at a move until a few weeks back, and Levy has said all this season that no star player is leaving? A bit funny to me, if Luka wants respect he should have kept his toughts private and not appealed out to the press for a move, you talk of Levy having no respect? Look at the little Croat, appealing to a hyped media, he can go for all I care, just don’t give him to Chelsea.

  12. shane

    July 12, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    He signed a 6 year contract on 45k a week…it was only ever in the yids interest. He earns less than
    Robbie keane…that’s how much he’s valued!

  13. DessySpur

    July 12, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Da Silva Ibrahim and Onwudinjor you are quite possibly the dumbest Cheatski fans I ever had the displeasure to rean a blog from.
    And your grammar is poor.
    Now piss off and grow up, he wont be coming unless you pay a lot of money.
    I agree with nipper

  14. Anselem Jude

    July 12, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    F**k all spurs fans, u’re idiots. Levy is a betrayer & Redknapp is a hypocrite. Let me ask u stupid spurs fans; do u think dat Harry would’ve honoured his contract with u if Chelsea came calling 4 him? Capital NO! Learn how to respect ur player’s wish; Modric should be allowed to join his ‘dream club’.

    • jb

      July 12, 2011 at 9:20 pm

      Harry wouldve joined u, I agree! He’s fickle too! U wouldve had 2 pay top dollar 4 him + that’s y u didnt! Its only a dream move for financial reasons + that’s it! Ur a joke club + the only reason u hav any history is because of a russians millions, CONGRATS!

  15. sheikh352

    July 13, 2011 at 3:01 am

    This is trash! For one thing – WHAT reserves side? Spurs haven’t had a reserves side since Harry’s first season in charge! That’s why so many of our fringe players go out on loan…are you suggesting, then, that if Mr Levy decides to “punish” Modric, he will be sent out on loan?

    Secondly, OUR club is NOT like YOURS. At Spurs, the MANAGER picks the team – NOT the Chairman (or, in YOUR case, the owner).

    Given Chelsea’s comparatively small fanbase, how are you going to generate the money you need to pay all these huge contracts, when Financial Fair Play comes in. Indeed, how are you going to meet the first requirement of “only” reporting a 45 million pounds/euros, whatever, loss?

    The truth is, you WON’T be able to afford the salaries you are now paying. Unless you leave Stamford Bridge and build a 90,000 seat stadium, you’re in more trouble than you realize.

  16. Neutral Observer

    September 10, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Modric could suffer the same fate as Torres. Not only being dislike by his once adoring fans but also losing form and no longer being recognised as a star player.

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