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July 10, 2011

Luka Modric is contracted to Tottenham. Why is this news every day?

Surely this should be very simple? Luka Modric has a contract with Spurs. Chelsea want to buy Luka Modric. Spurs should therefore name their price. If Chelsea meet this price, they can sign the player. If not, let’s talk about it all bloody summer. And then again in January.

I don’t buy this “not for sale at any price” line coming from White Hart Lane, because Spurs would be even more daft than Roman Abramovic if they were to reject an offer of, let’s say £30 million odd, for a player like Modric. Every player has his price. But, Tottenham should be absolutely in control of this situation. Tell any potential buyer of the Croatian midfielder, here’s our price: put up or shut up.

"Come on Mr Chairman, we had an agreement"

Modric claims he had a “gentleman’s agreement” with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy stating that club would consider allowing him to leave if a major club came in with an offer. Maybe you can sympathise with Modric for falling for that bull honky, but the fact is, he should not have signed a six-year contract extension last summer unless he was willing to commit to six more years at White Hart Lane. Players need to be shown they cannot be so short sighted and greedy to go around signing lucrative 12-year contracts then bully their clubs into selling them once they get bored a year later.

While you can’t blame a player of Modric’s quality for having Champions League ambitions, signing a six-year contract extension with Tottenham was beyond absurd. It might not be wise of Spurs to insist on holding on to an unhappy player, but they have every right to hold Chelsea to ransom and squeeze them for every penny they can get. After all, Abramovic can afford it. Remember, he’s the moron who spent £50 million on Fernando Torres. But come on guys, we’re all bored of this now, just get on with it already.



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  1. CG

    And the same goes for Cesc Fabregas and Barcelona. Enough already!

  2. Joshuagreenland

    If (the dirty) Tottenham tried to opt out of their six year deal to pay this clown’s already unacceptably high wages, they would find that there would be serious financial penalties attached to their decision to walk away from said previous deal. I say make player’s agitating to be released so that they can chase higher wages at top flight cash cow clubs – oh sorry! – freudian slip – I mean chase trophies at top flight trophy winning clubs; anyway, make these cretinous little irks pay their first two seasons’ wage increase they would otherwise receive from Chelsea of Man Poo, to a reputable children’s charity. If they want to walk out of a long term deal with their old club on the pretext of wanting top flight football and trophy success, then why should they profit handsomely in monetary terms as well as potentially reaping the rewards as sportsmen. If they are happy to do so, along with donating the profits they would take from increased sponsorship deals at the new big club, then I think we would all feel a lot more happy, knowing that they were genuinely leaving in search of sporting success. 

    In point of fact it is ridiculous to be discussing this – who would want to play for either of these abysmal teams. Modric should probably sod them both off and get a job in the public sector. Then he would work less, earn more, live longer and enjoy a fatter pension pot than any of his former team mates in the private sector. 

    If you don’t believe me, just ask Dave. 

    Or Rupert. Or Miss Brooks. 

    They’re a bit busy at the moment putting the finishing touches to The Sunday Sun, but I’m sure you’ll see their thoughts in print again very, very soon…

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