I think the title says it all in this case.
This Modric BS is really getting old quick. I really thought this story would just go away and Luka would be a Spurs player come September. Unfortunately, every day there is something new whether it be a transfer request, a gentleman’s agreement or a undervalued bid from a cross-town rival. Yes, Chelsea wants one of our best players (I know, shocking) and we don’t want to sell. There are so many things that are driving me mad about this whole mess. So we shall list a few points.
27 million? Really?
So, Jordan Henderson is worth 20 as is Stewart Downing, yet Luka Modric is only valued at 27? While I am aware that Luka doesn’t score many goals or get too many assists, he does create a multitude of opportunities and more often than not, is involved with the play leading up to a goal. That is the only negative thing one could say about him. He has adapted to the physicality of the English game and is able to control a match from the center of the park. He is capable of doing many wonderful things with the ball and has a great range of passing. Luka has also improved the defensive side of his game with solid tackling and a fearless mentality even when dealing with some of the more physical players in the EPL. So, 27 million is what’s he’s valued at by Chelsea. If I was him, I would be insulted by their valuation as those two other players mentioned earlier may be good, but not near Modric’s skill.
Chelsea will bid again and it may be around 30-35 million.
What to do then? Well, hopefully Daniel Levy will dig his heels in and say “if you want him, the bidding shall start at 45” or just tell them to piss off. Either way, Spurs would benefit. 45 million is alot of money to play with. Yes, Luka would be a loss but not the end of the world. Huddlestone and Sandro (when he comes back) would work together as the two holding midfielders and leave the scoring to the wingers, Rafa and a striker. I am not going to say who we should buy (*cough Llorente cough*) but with that kind of money, most strikers could be obtained. Plus, there would be some extra for another world-class player.
But then we are a feeder club.
I tend to disagree with this idea. Even the best clubs in the world sometimes get stuck in this situation where one of their best players want to leave. Look at Ronaldo and United or Ibra with Barca, even Zidane left Juventus for Madrid. Sometimes you just have to realize that when someone wants out, there is no way to change that opinion. But this is where good business comes into play. One must maximize the profit when selling one of their prized assets. Levy is a good businessman and if the time comes where Spurs decide to sell, he will get top-dollar. This much I am pretty sure of.
We would be strengthening one of our rivals.
And this, being my final point, is a tough one. Who else is willing to part with 40-45 million, even 35 million for anyone? Yes, Chelsea may be able to splash the cash but there are a few others who have money. Look at Juventus, they are looking to spend money and play the Barcelona way, maybe we can get them in on the bidding. Barcelona would be a good fit for Luka as he can be seen as a Xavi-type player but do they have the funds? Maybe. How about this one. If Inter sell Sneijder to United for 35 million, we could offer Luka to them. The Italian game would suit Luka as he is technically gifted and good at starting the counterattack. Plus, we would stick it to Chelsea. And screwing over a rival is always a wonderful thing.
Just a few ideas. Let me know what you all think. Thanks for reading everyone.Follow @TrfficTottenham