Van der Vaart – Spurs Faithful Persuaded Modric To Stay
Rafael van der Vaart has revealed he thinks Tottenham’s fans were an important factor in persuading Luka Modric to remain at White Hart Lane.
The Dutch maestro believes the way the fans reacted to Modric played a major role in keeping the Croatian at White Hart Lane following Chelsea’s relentless pressure to sign him in the summer. He said:
“When a player gets an offer for a lot of money, maybe he thinks it is a better club but I think now Luka is happy because he saw how the fans reacted.
“I think any other club would have said to him, ‘Get away’ – but he came into a match while it was all going on and everyone in the stadium stood up and clapped him! It surprised me.
“At that moment I thought, ‘Wow, we can be happy to have fans like this.”
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