Redknapp Fears For Spurs If They Sell Luka Modric

By on July 19, 2011

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp admits his side must keep hold of Luka Modric if they are to show the clubs ambition to other key players.

Redknapp faces a battle to keep hold of the Croatian who has already expressed his desire to leave White Hart Lane. Spurs have turned down two Chelsea bids and a written transfer request from Modric, with chairman Daniel Levy determined to keep hold of their star player.

The former Portsmouth manager believes it would be a disaster to lose Modric and believes it sends out the wrong message to his team.

“He [Modric] has a fantastic contract but maybe he sees the chance to win the Premier League and play in the Champions League,” Redknapp told Sky Sports News.

“He sees it as a big opportunity for him but we want to keep him as well, he is a top player for us.

“We have to show the ambition to keep these players, your Lukas, your Rafas, your Gareth Bales.

“If he [Modric] goes, he weakens us and if you start to letting your best players go who knows where we will finish up.”

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11 Comments

  1. SPURSINCE82

    July 19, 2011 at 10:49 am

    rednapp is preparing the excuses already..it should be him out the door, does he know the first thing about language and the little issue of a persons words having an affect on those around them

  2. Olamide

    July 19, 2011 at 10:52 am

    Leave luka 4 now and look som where else

  3. Roy Singh

    July 19, 2011 at 10:52 am

    Yes Harry only if you sell to an EPL club.Nothing to fear if sold abroad. This would the safest & most recommended option to send a signal to the other would be leavers.You will show no integrity by selling to Chelsea.

  4. steve

    July 19, 2011 at 10:54 am

    harry – you had 2 transfer windows to buy much-needed defender(s) and especially striker(s) last season.

    You bought a midfielder 2 minutes before the window closed.

    If anything is sending a wrong message out, I think that did, certainly isn’t showing ambition.

    And because of that we were a few goals short of being in the top4.

    How is it that everybody saw that but all we got was Rafa?

  5. IoanX

    July 19, 2011 at 11:12 am

    Steve is right.
    But I would sell Modric (specially if he doesn’t want to play for the club) and would buy a regularly scoring and more creative midfielder like Vidal, Badelj, Granero and others.
    I am confident that such a move would have a more effective impact on Spurs game.

  6. mohammed cfc

    July 19, 2011 at 11:52 am

    u joke can keep him coz we’r goin arturo vidal now or nasir

  7. blue

    July 19, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    vidal can score and he is cheap. if you give 18M he is yours. Also there is arda turn who costa 20M. both are great offensive mid fielders and if you want a cover for essien then go for lassana diarra or sami khedira of madrid they are easy to get

  8. Stephen Abiodun Nasco Stevo

    July 19, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    I wana blv dat Levy&Redknap are only 3rying 2complicat evrtin.LUKA want 2leav,why nt alow hm 2go,he sis hs future elsewia,so spurs must nt force hm against hs wish.Also,d Blues kud look elsewia,may b Vidal;if d problem surounding Modric do persists

  9. Adedeji@sangrouse lagos

    July 19, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    Go an fine other player an leave dis guy,

  10. Dammytimmy

    July 20, 2011 at 7:10 am

    The only thing i could say is that, it not good to keep on happy player

  11. Dammytimmy

    July 20, 2011 at 7:10 am

    The only thing i could say is that, it is not good to keep on happy player

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