Tottenham manager won’t sell Luka Modric cheaply
Andre Villas-Boas took charge of a Tottenham team for the first time on Wednesday night when Spurs won 2-0 at Stevenage, although one player who didn’t feature was Luka Modric and it appears the Croatian has played his last game for the north London club.
July 19th, 2012
Modric was keen to leave White Hart Lane twelve months ago, although a move to Chelsea was blocked. Now it seems that Real Madrid are close to signing the playmaker, although they might need to find £35 million for his services.
Villas-Boas certainly won’t be allowing Modric to leave unless his asking price is met, with the former Chelsea manager saying: “There has been continuous interest from three different clubs in Luka.
“But it is important for Tottenham to hold onto their rights. His situation will continue as it is until the price is right.
“It’s important to understand his feelings. We have been speaking and I understand his point and he understands the club’s point.
“Luka is an intelligent person and understands the club has to defend his value their values, rights and interests.
“It’s a difficult situation for the club but we have been co-operative by openly saying we are willing to listen to offers.
“But the offer has not been met to what the chairman [Daniel Levy] wants. If that is met there won’t be any problems.”