After weeks of highly-publicized statements from the Croatian midfielder expressing personal desires to leave the club for a Champions League side, the final decision came down to a single meeting (showdown?) between Modric and Levy on Wednesday evening. Daniel Levy, Modric had come to realize, would be his last option for an exit from North London.
When Modric arrived to make his final plea, Levy's options were simple: entertain offers for a transfer, or have him honor his contract. The club has maintained throughout all rumors that the decision has been, and will continue to be, the latter. Following the meeting at White Hart Lane, Sky Sports is reporting that the decision has been made clearer than ever.
Ladies and gentlemen, Luka Modric will not be sold. At least, that remains the club's official position at the moment.
Said Levy: "That's the end of it. As I said a few weeks ago, there's no further discussion on it." He added, "This is not about money. We're not selling our best players."
Period. A rather loud period, at that.
Levy did not specify Modric's reaction to the confirmation, but surely after flying to London from Croatia to hear "no" all over again, the midfielder has gotten the message.
While there remains the possibility that the club could receive an offer they simply cannot refuse, Levy insists that such a scenario is highly unlikely. The only thing left for all parties is to accept the decision and move on. Luka Modric will retain his role in the Spurs' midfield during the coming campaign.