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Higuain’s A Non Starter: Levy Must Be Stubborn About Modric

The Daily Mail are attempting to crush Tottenham Hotspur by breaking two stories which would horrify Spurs fans. After they revealed that Modric may be on his way to Manchester United for £25 million, they inserted another nail into the coffin of Tottenham’s potential transfer list by revealing Gonzalo Higuain’s ambition to stay at Real Madrid.

They have reported that Higuain has stated that he wants to stay at the home of the La Liga champions despite his lack of first team football in the past season. The 24 year old has apparently told his agent and the club that he wants to stay and fight for his place in the team.

But, his scoring record clearly shows why he is being targeted by clubs such as Manchester City and Chelsea. Playing 54 games in total (including coming on as a substitute) in all competitions, the striker scored 26 goals and assisted a further 10. As a result of this, Higuain was responsible for approximately 22% of Real Madrid’s goals in all competitions last season.

But what about Modric? The newspaper have alleged that Manchester United have offered Tottenham a £25 million initial fee with a further £5 million being spent on future clauses. With a rumoured £125,000 being offered to the Croatian on a 4 year deal, the Tottenham chairman would struggle to fight off the Red Devils if they match previous offers for the Tottenham playmaker.

But as the offer stands, it is extremely unlikely that Spurs will accept £25 million. With 3 years still remaining on Modric’s contract, it feels that an offer of the higher £30 millions will be required for Levy to be persuaded to see farewell to Luka Modric.

But as it stands, it doesn’t look like Modric will be on his way out. With a stubborn chairman and the need to reinvest into younger talent with world class funds, it will take a tough negotiation process before Modric may have the opportunity to leave the Lane for good.

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