Tottenham Hotspur Transfer News: Luka Modric Is Making a Bad Situation Worse
As if wanting to leave the club over the summer transfer window wasn't bad enough, the Croatian midfielder has now refused to join the club's preseason tour—reportedly infuriating chairman Daniel Levy, who said that the midfielder is simply making a bad situation worse.
New manager Andre Villas-Boas spoke via Spanish paper AS (h/t Daily Mirror) about Levy's feelings towards the Modric-transfer situation, stating that:
"I think [Luka] Modric is wrong—this will go against him.
"He has worsened the situation with what you are doing and now the chairman [Daniel Levy] very angry. This is also not a good time for Daniel Levy, who is in the USA at the moment, because his wife is ill..."
Tottenham striker Rafael van der Vaart—who recently confirmed his commitment to the club—also reportedly tried to talk to Modric about the situation to try and make piece between the midfielder and club officials. Per The Daily Mirror again:
"It is in a difficult situation. The president is very angry, but he is also very upset with what is happening [with Modric]..."
Modric refused to train with the club during the week, culminating in him snubbing the preseason tour without informing any of the club officials that he would not be making the trip.
Call me old-fashioned and all, but if you're contracted to a club—which Modric is—then you show up for training and you show up for any matches that you are required to show up for. I don't care if you don't want to be there and if you want to find another club—until that happens and a deal is announced between the two clubs, you're expected to be wherever your club asks you to be.
Heck, if you're not going to come, at least let someone know that you're not coming. Sit down, talk with the manager and let him know of your position. Don't just leave a voice message on a teammate's phone and think that everyone will be fine with it.
Modric is expected to make a move to Real Madrid over the summer transfer window, though no deal is expected to be finalized between the clubs due to a difference over what Madrid are willing to pay for the midfielder.
Tottenham obviously want to get as much for their star player as they can—believed to be around £35-40 million—whilst Real Madrid are only willing to pay around £27-30 million, according to The Daily Mirror. They claim that Madrid are willing to wait until the final days of the summer transfer window to make a move for Modric—waiting for Tottenham to lower their price for the midfielder.
Which, unfortunately for all of us, means that we have to put up with another transfer window saga.
Aren't we lucky?
What do you make of the Luka Modric situation at the moment?
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