As a Spurs fan we just knew we hadn’t heard the last of the whole Modric saga. The question of ‘Would he or Wouldn’t he’ was all we heard during the summer and now 8 games into the new season, we start all over again. Why can’t he just sign the new contract?
Modric spoke of his desire to leave the club during the summer, but Levy stood firm on his decision that the Croatian playmaker was not for sale. After countless efforts on Chelsea’s behalf Modric finally came to terms with the fact that he wasn’t going to be leaving.
It had seemed like Modric was once again enjoying his football after a miserable start to the season. However, news has been reported that Modric is stalling over a new contract as he believes Harry Redknapp will succeed Capello once the Italian steps down as the England manager.
Spurs are trying their best efforts to keep hold of the midfield dynamo by offering him an improved deal which is set to be around 3.6 million a year, but there is more to it than just money that is unsettling Modric.
‘There are difficult decisions for Luka to make,’ a source told ‘the People’.
‘He still enjoys life at Spurs and that’s largely down to Harry, but he was flattered by Chelsea’s interest and deep down his close friends know he would still like to go to Chelsea.’
The fact that it is a source, gives us hope that this is not true because it will be damaging for Spurs’ hopes and ambitions to lose Modric. He is a Spurs favourite and has already shown this season real glimpses of brilliance and panache.
Redknapp has never been shy of expressing his feelings for Modric, he has made him captain at times and has always gone on record to say what a professional he has been. Modric could have sulked like Tevez and made a big nuisance but he didn’t. Redknapp has said in the past that he wouldn’t sell Modric for “a billion. He’s the hub of the team.” Maybe a bit carried away Harry, but we understand where your coming from.