The latest report from the Evening Standard is that Spurs are ready to break the bank to make Luka Modric become Spurs first £100k a week player but although I feel that the wage is a fair valuation on his football ability does he deserve it for his desire to leave?
Modric couldn’t play yesterday against United and left us with bare bones in midfield because “his head wasn’t right” well I am sure Samir Nasri had the same problems on his mind on Saturday but still gave his team 100%. Modric claims to be loyal but yet the first team to put in an offer on him and he wants to move, didn’t really look loyal yesterday when he couldn’t be bothered to play against United but I am sure his head will be in the right place to collect his wages at the end of the week.
The report also says that they will sit down to discuss a new deal basically when the transfer deadline has passed. Surely if Modric deserved a new deal and was really loyal then he would commit to staying with Spurs and they could thrash out a new deal now. Of course Luka will sign any deal to increase his wages once the deadline has gone and he has no choice other than to stay, why reward him for that?
Modric deserves a new deal only if he is happy to stay, don’t even entertain the idea of giving the bloke a new contract if he just wants a pay rise between now and the time it takes him to get his move to one of our rivals. As I said it’s not his footballing ability in question, for football alone he is worth every penny but for the other reasons…. In my eyes he has let himself down and doesn’t deserve it unless he genuinely wants to stay.