Luka Modric has made his feelings very clear about Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy, especially when it comes to the way that the latter blocked the Croatian’s opportunity to speak with Chelsea about a potential move.
With the season fast approaching, Modric remains part of the Spurs squad and the north London club remain resolute when it comes to keeping one of their prize assets, with manager Harry Redknapp claiming that even a bid of £35 million for the midfielder would not be enough to wrench him away from White Hart Lane.
“If we were looking to sell him, it [£35m] wouldn’t meet my valuation,” Redknapp said. “I think he is worth an awful lot more money than that. Really, we’re not looking to sell Luka. We need to keep our best players, so he is a player that we want to keep if possible.
“It is in the hands of the chairman of the football club. It’s not my decision at the end of the day. I obviously want to keep him as the coach but the chairman says he is not for sale, so we’ll have to wait and see. We’re quite determined, if we can, to hang on to him but it is a difficult situation. It’s a difficult one for Luka and it’s a difficult one for Tottenham.”