Tottenham Hotspur will not handover Luka Modric cheaply, AVB
The new Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas has warned clubs interested in Luka Modric that the Croatia international will not agree to a cheap deal. Andre Villas-Boas told reporters in an interview that Tottenham Hotspur will not agree to any transfer deal unless and until their asking price of £35 million is met.
Real Madrid, Manchester United and Paris-Saint Germain are the only three clubs left interested in Luka Modric. The three clubs are at a bidding war with each other. However, none of them are close to signing Luka Modric.
Each club led the race to sign in the playmaker, but the negotiations grew in each case grew stagnant with time.
“There has been continuous interest from three different clubs in Luka,” Andre Villas-Boas told reporters. “But it is important for Tottenham to hold onto their rights. His situation will continue as it is until the price is right. It's important to understand his feelings. We have been speaking and I understand his point and he understands the club's point.”
Luka Modric handed in his transfer request after Tottenham Hotspur failed to qualify for Champions League and were unable to promise new talented players in the squad. Transfer rumors about Luka Modric have shook the football world since last summer.
The 26-year-old attacking midfielder, who has been in superb form for club and country, is considered to be one of the hottest transfer prospects in the transfer market. Chelsea nearly signed him in when the transfer window opened, but the deal fell through just a few minutes before the signatures were confirmed.
Real Madrid are the hot favorites to sign in Luka Modric now, but they too have been silent over the issue for the last couple of weeks.
“Luka is an intelligent person and understands the club has to defend his value their values, rights and interests,” the former Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas said after winning a friendly preseason game against Stevenage.
“It's a difficult situation for the club but we have been co-operative by openly saying we are willing to listen to offers,” Andre Villas-Boas continued. “But the offer has not been met to what the chairman [Daniel Levy] wants. If that is met there won't be any problems.”
Luka Modric joined Tottenham Hotspur from Dinamo Zagreb in 2008. Luka Modric is under contract with Tottenham Hotspur till 2016.