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Redknapp: “Big Clubs Can’t Just Buy Who They Want From Spurs”

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp admits chairman Daniel Levy sent out a message over their stance with Luka Modric.

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp admits chairman Daniel Levy sent out a message over their stance with Luka Modric.

Chelsea had three bids turned down for the playmaker which included a £40million deadline day offer. Despite admitting he wanted to join Chelsea, Redknapp admits Modric has been a true professional over the summer speculation and insists the Croatian is training hard.

“In not selling Luka, chairman Daniel Levy made a statement, I think, that big clubs can’t just call up Tottenham and buy who they want,” Redknapp told the Mail on Sunday.

“It was a hard pre-season. We had a lot of players who didn’t want to be here, like Alan Hutton, Peter Crouch, Robbie Keane, Jermaine Jenas and Wilson Palacios, as they couldn’t see any light at the end of the tunnel. Then Luka wanted to leave for Chelsea.

“I told the chairman that there was a mood around the place that I didn’t like. There’s nothing worse than having two or three you don’t want to see in the morning, it makes your job difficult, doesn’t it?

“But I understood the position of the lads who have gone. Luka, though, is a boy I look forward to seeing every day. All right, he didn’t want to play against Manchester United at the start of the season, but I think maybe others were controlling him.

“Yet he was never a disruptive influence; he trained hard every day, and there’s nothing cocky or nasty about him. He’s just a fantastic footballer, a massive influence for us; and you never have to worry where he is on a Saturday night after a game. I believe the chairman plans, quite soon, to sit down and discuss a new contract with Luka.”

Modric scored a spectacular goal in Tottenham’s 4-0 victory over Liverpool yesterday.

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  1. Roy Singh

    September 19, 2011 at 10:48 am

    The ManU/Chelsea results could have some influence to change Modric’s mind for the future!

  2. sid

    September 19, 2011 at 11:27 am

    january spurs need to be 4 pts min ahead of chelsea to show modric who is the better set of players at this time.

  3. H

    September 19, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    It doesnt matter what Modric thinks! Levy wont sell him to Chelsea full stop.
    If he is sold isa couple of years it will be to a huge club like Barce, Mardid, or Milans, Chelsea only have Romans money, they are no bigger than Wet spam and there titles are all build on false accounting due to the massive loss they make every season.

  4. mohammed cfc

    September 19, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    u spurs joke fun u can die with envy and dont make me lough coz u won’t be near cfc in jan

    • Brian

      September 19, 2011 at 9:02 pm

      Hush child.

    • kyle

      September 20, 2011 at 9:56 am

      skilled speaker. chav!!

  5. Khashyash

    September 19, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    F**k u spurs fans die with envy,maybe u were seeing chances we created only that the scoreline waz crazy. They bewilderd tores.cfc 4ever.

    • kyle

      September 20, 2011 at 9:57 am

      skilled speller

  6. Khashyash cfc fan

    September 19, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Hahahahahahahahahahahaha ati january spurs wil be ahead chelsea,spurs fan dont write anyhowly.

    • kyle

      September 20, 2011 at 9:58 am


  7. Delboy

    September 19, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    I’m resarching for the Guiness Book of Records and urgently seek assistance from readers of this site. Does a literate Chelsea fan exist and if so where do I find him/her?
    Khashyash can’t even manage the same posting name for FOUR minutes. Blimey they make Rodney seem a genius. LMAO

    • kyle

      September 20, 2011 at 9:58 am


  8. Tarquine, kisumu

    September 19, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Sit with Modric en Levy, disccuss your news offers and maybe you’l succeed but you’l never sit down with Levy, plot on how to win any trophy en succeed so long as Levy is still the chairman en you’re his coach. Hard stance in football market doesn’t only mean wisdöm, it can also mean arrogance, ignorance, foolishness or selfishness.

    • Brian

      September 19, 2011 at 9:04 pm

      You forgot illiteracy.

    • kyle

      September 20, 2011 at 10:00 am

      Is that you ali g? illiterate!

    • Dr John

      September 20, 2011 at 10:38 am

      you really are a complete moron.. now go and learn the english language you chav tw@t

  9. brian

    September 19, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    To all Chelsea fans,on here spouting their usual virulent diatribe type remarks.The rest of us out there,are just waiting for the russian to run out of patience.Once your bank roll has dissappeared,which in time it will.You will be lucky to have Sunday football,with all the debts that you have incurred over time.So make the most of the good times Chelski’s.

    • kyle

      September 20, 2011 at 10:09 am

      haha true.

      So amazing how people from north london can actually spell and put sentences together, but the ones in chelsea are completely retarded. Its like a linear scale, as you get closer to chelsea, words become progressively difficult! quite funny from the prospective of a northern irish man! I thought we spoke strangely!

      • Nick

        September 20, 2011 at 11:14 am


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