Is there a point in Spurs keeping Modric? Is it really a benefit for the club if he stays? Couldn’t Spurs reinvest in the squad? These are the sort of questions I’m sure many Spurs fans are asking themselves.
For what it is worth here are some things to think about. Modric is a little magician, a pass master in midfield often picking out passes that others don’t see, setting up counter attacks for fun. But he isn’t a a goal scorer of any repute, nor is the Croatian prolific when it comes to getting assists.
Money With this in mind would you not think it best to take the £25m+ on offer from Chelsea and reinvest in getting one or two proven replacements such as Scott Parker, who is thought to be touted about for under half the £25m they’d get for Modric.
Replacement With a bit of hard nose bargaining Spurs could also get Liverpool’s Alberto Aquilani for around the £12m mark who claimed one more assist than Modric in his two years at his club, even though he spent last year on loan! There is also Everton’s hearbeat, Marouane Fellaini, who in my eyes is vastly under rated outside Merseyside. Fellaini is stalling on a new deal at Goodison and could leave for a relatively modest sum.
Time To Move On This drama is set to continue all summer long. I feel for Daniel Levy and Harry Redknapp and support their moral fight. But I fear Spurs could be left with a sulking Modric, a shadow of his former self. A sad state of affairs, but ashamily I think it is the way of the modern game, Players have the power. Spurs should just bite the bullet and sell sooner than later, giving them ample time to reinvest wisely.