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”.
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