Tottenham set for spending spree after Luka Modric sale
Luka Modric is officially a Real Madrid player, something that now means Tottenham Hotspur can move forward with their pursuit of several players to replace the Croatian ahead of transfer deadline day.
August 28th, 2012
Modric has been angling for a move to the Bernabeu all summer and insisted there are no hard feeling between him and the club despite being fined for failing to report for a pre-season tour of the US.
“There are no hard feelings,” said Modric. “I want to thank everyone there.
“I spent three great years there and enjoyed every moment.
“People thought there was something bad between us but it wasn’t anything bad. It was normal [in negotiations]. I am glad that it is finished now and that I am at Real Madrid.
“When I was in Croatia I always wanted to play in Spain one day.”
Tottenham are now cash-rich and it appears that Hugo Lloris will be winging his way to White Hart Lane, with a fee agreed for the France and Lyon goalkeeper.
There also appears to be interest in Moussa Dembele, the Belgian midfielder who impressed during Saturday’s 3-2 defeat against Manchester United although Fulham will make it difficult for him to leave Craven Cottage.
Over the weekend, Spurs had an £11 million bid for Willian rejected but might now increase their bid with the Modric money in the bank.