HOW WOULD MODRIĆ LOOK IN MANCHESTER RED?
Croatian star midfielder Luka Modrić has been the talk of the town so far in the summer transfer window as Premiership champions Manchester United and English runners-up Chelsea have both publicly said that Modrić is on their summer shopping list, with Chelsea already offering Tottenham £22 million for Modrić’s services.
Soccernet.com has been all over the Modrić transfer rumors during the past week. It seems the Croatian Magician would be willing to move from Tottenham and Chelsea is his first choice as he loves London and doesn’t want to move his family.
“I’m a Tottenham player and will be in London on July 7 to begin preparing for the season,” he said. “But I want to say that transfers could occur later. In England it is often the case they happen on the last day of the transfer period, August 31.”
WILL MODRIC & REDKNAPP WORK TOGETHER AGAIN?
Harry Redknapp has even said that “a number of ‘top, top clubs’ have enquired about Luka Modrić”, but believes the midfielder could stay at White Hart Lane for years to come.
No matter what Tottenham executives say at the moment, they only have one play: to raise the stock of Luka Modrić. It is way too early in the transfer window to even entertain offers. Soccer is a business after all. Tottenham could either stick to their guns and make another run at Champions League or sell Modrić while his stock is at an all-time high. There is no comprehensible way that Tottenham could even sell Modrić for less than £40 million.
Chelsea are said to have made an improved bid for Modrić after their initial £22 million offer was dismissed by Redknapp as “ridiculous”, and the player has confirmed that he is eager to move to Stamford Bridge as he seeks to return to the Champions League. Another rumor even has Chelsea’s Michael Essien going to Tottenham in a cash/player trade for Luka Modrić.
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