Harry Redknapp will be a relieved man if the month of August ends and Luka Modric has remained on the books at White Hart Lane. While Gareth Bale earned rave reviews for his Tottenham performances last season, Modric produced several excellent displays which helped the team enjoy another successful season.
Unfortunately, that success didn’t translate into another Champions League place and the vultures are circling the Croatian, with Chelsea already having a £22 million bid rejected and Manchester United also thought to be interested in the midfielder. Redknapp says that it is important that Spurs do everything in their power to keep Modric.
Redknapp said on Sunday: “I think we have to show him [Modric] our ambition, which we will do. If we can add one or two good players to our squad there’s no reason we can’t have another great season.
“So Tottenham could be a great club for him to stay with for the next few years. That’s what we’re hoping for.”
The Tottenham manager revealed that it wasn’t just Chelsea in the hunt for Modric, claiming: “Chelsea are not the only club that have been in for him. There have been other clubs – top, top clubs”.