Should Spurs Cash-In Modric For Los Blancos Millions?
Luka Modric is Tottenham Hotspur’s most expensive signing costing £16.5 million, and it looks like he might be their biggest departure too. The Daily Mail have reported that Real Madrid are keeping their eyes on the Croatian as they start to put in formal bids for the Spurs playmaker in an attempt to bring him to La Liga.
If you look at last season’s impact, it would be obvious to anyone that they should cash in the £30-35 million and re-invest the money into a younger player.
Last season, Luka Modric assisted 4 goals in the Premier League last season in 36 appearances. Similarly, Assou-Ekotto, the Tottenham left back also assisted 4 goals last season. Whilst Modric did score 2 more goals than Benny last season by totalling up four, how can a player be labelled as a playmaker by the tabloids if they assist the same number of goals as a defender!
With rumours circulating that Kaka could join Spurs as part of that deal which would see Modric join Real Madrid, it would be stupid for Spurs not to accept.
Last season, Kaka started 17 games and came on as a substitute for 10 games, which totaled up to 27 appearances in La Liga. Yet Kaka managed to score 5 goals last season (1 more than Modric) and also assisted 7 goals, which is only 3 more than Modric. So Kaka directly took part in 12 goals last season in 27 games in comparison to Modric’s 8 goals in 34 games.
If you were to include Kaka’s four Champions League starts for Madrid last season too, as well as his substitution into play 4 four times after coming on from the bench, that would add 3 goals and 5 assists to his already impressive total.
But, the only thing which I believe is stopping this deal is Kaka’s age. The Brazillian is 30 years old and although he does play more attacking football than Modric, he has proven that he can fit into Modric’s midfield slot. Even if the board were not happy with Kaka fulfilling this role, surely he could be seen as an upgrade to Van Der Vaart, which could see Spurs cash in £10 million for the Dutchman to move to Schalke.
I would love to see Kaka come to White Hart Lane. Modric made it clear last season that he did not want to stay at Spurs without Champions League football.
Whilst some can argue that it was Modric’s negative attitude in the latter part of the season combined with his poor performances which saw Spurs failing to qualify for the Champions League, it is clearly shown in the press that every European club wants him.
With PSG, United, City, Chelsea and Madrid all wanting the midfielder, the decision will fall on Levy to accept the best deal for Modric when he eventually leaves the Lane this summer.