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At some point in every footballer’s career, they will get their heads turned.
It is a natural part of the human psychology to believe that the grass is greener on the other side.
What a footballer needs to remember however is that they are a professional athletes and as such, they should act with a degree of maturity and decorum.
The 25 year old Croatian has done neither of this.
The Guardian quotes Modric saying earlier in the transfer window:
"I would like to go to Chelsea. A lot of players would like to go there and play for Chelsea because it is one of the best clubs in the world, and so do I. I would like to play there. But we will see what will happen.
"Chelsea are a great club, they play in the Champions League every year, they have great players, they are ambitious and have an ambitious owner who wants to invest in the club and make it win the Champions League, the Premier League and other titles.
"They are going in a great direction and everything about the club is very good. They [Chelsea] are the only one who sent an offer and they are at the moment my first choice."
Although these comments are alarming for Spurs fans, another article by the same publication contains quotes that are all the more disconcerting.
"A lot has been published in the press about the meeting with Levy, who gave the public a twisted account of what happened. I must say that I am genuinely disappointed about what Levy said to me. He didn't care about what I was telling him.
"It all only convinced me further that I was right to consider moving on to another club.
"I reminded the chairman of our gentleman's agreement when we were in Dubrovnik last summer and I agreed a contract extension with Tottenham. Then I had an open chat with Levy – that if a bigger club came in with a concrete offer, we would consider it and agree the best solution for all concerned.
"The chairman said, 'OK, we'll sit and talk [about any offers]'. Now Levy doesn't want to talk to me and said there is no possibility that I can leave Spurs.”
Such comments show a complete lack of respect to Tottenham football club. Although the comments were made in a blatant attempt to manufacture a move, they show his complete unwillingness to commit to a legal document that he signed one year ago.