Tottenham Transfer Debate: Keep Luka Modric or Take the Money?

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Tottenham Transfer Debate: Keep Luka Modric or Take the Money?
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Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric

Put on your fantasy chairman hats for a minute and consider the following:

Which is better for Tottenham Hotspur moving forward?

Moving Luka Modric along in this transfer window and making up for some of the missing Champions League revenue to find a way into the Champions League or keeping Luka Modric and giving it one more go in hopes of securing Champions League football?

Obviously, the goal is simple: Tottenham want Champions League football.

The question is which is the better way of obtaining that goal?

If Modic has a massive Euro 2012 tournament, Tottenham would have the leverage to make a massive windfall for the Croatia midfielder, possibly in the range of €55 million.

Even if he doesn't have a sensational tournament, he could still bring in upwards of €40 million.

But, is that amount of money worth giving up the midfield maestro? Is there a combination of players that can replace the little midfield general?

I'll begin the proceedings.

If you could guarantee that Tottenham would acquire Jan Vertonghen, a midfielder such as Yohan Cabaye—or a player of that ilk—and a forward such as Loic Remy and still have some cash left over, I might be tempted to take the offer.

If, however, you couldn't land at least three exceptional players for Modric, then I'd keep the Croatian and see what I could find to help bolster the wings, the center of defense and find a target man up front on the cheap.

Are you keeping Luka Modric or taking the money?

Submit Vote vote to see results

Now, let's hear what you have to say on the matter.

Answer the poll and have your say on whether Spurs should:

*Sell Luka Modric

  • What price would you ask for?
  • Who would you get for the money?

 

Or:

*Keep Luka Modric

  • Who would you look to buy?
  • What could help convince him it's the right decision?
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