What next for Luka Modric?

The Premier League Owl

Today may very well have been the last time anybody sees Luka Modric in the white of Tottenham.

Maybe a case could be made for saying that the Croatian’s immediate future will be decided by what happens next Saturday night in Munich, and whether the outcome allows Spurs passage into the Champions League.

Maybe.

The trouble with this kind of situation is that it sends out the wrong message to supporters, because a player’s desire to represent a club really shouldn’t hinge on the participation in a cup competition – regardless of the stage it affords them. I think we’re all sick and tired of hearing players claim that they need to be playing on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for ‘the sake of their career’ or for ‘their advancement within a national team’. It’s a fallacy; a convenient excuse to go and forage for higher wages.

What Luka Modric actually needs to do in the next couple of weeks, is forget about next season, and just work out whether he wants to be playing for Tottenham or not – because if so, the Champions League shouldn’t matter. It’s not really fair to hold the threat of leaving over a club, and this particular situation has just become another example of a player acting above his team.

Modric’s main gripe last Summer was that he supposedly had a ‘gentlemen’s agreement’ with Daniel Levy that would have allowed him to leave Tottenham should a suitable offer come his way, and that was apparently the condition under which he signed a new contract. Given the way Daniel Levy negotiates everything, it’s very difficult to believe that the Spurs’ Chairman would have agreed to such a thing.

Regardless though, it’s time for Modric to go one way or another – the haggling over money and caveats about Champions League participation are just a smokescreen, if he wants to fill his wallet, then he should go and do that at a club which tolerates that kind of player.

If Tottenham are to push on next year, and make strides towards the summit of the league, then they need players who are on-board for the entire journey, and not the type who still view the club as a stepping stone to a more lucrative future.

Do what you like Luka, but commit to a decision.

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7 Comments on "What next for Luka Modric?"

  1. Enough with this speculative bullshit about Modric, not one of us who post a feature column or comment on these blogs have f**k all to do with the decision making process at Spurs regarding who comes or goes and for how much for let alone have a say of any kind.
    I for one am fed up to the back teeth with the Modric saga either perpetuated in the low class press or on various blogs. It’s as if there is nothing else to talk about, the guy still have a considerable time left on his contract and should Mr Levy decide to sell him, it’s odds on that he will sell him overseas and thats a very big IF.
    Next up out the door for the scum in the press and various blogs will be Bale followed by Sandro, Walker, VDV, Kaboul and pretty much all of the first team. Please do me a favour and FA with your stupid incipid repetetive bull.

  2. IF HE WANTS TO GO TO CHELSEA LET HIM GO 40 MILLION PLUS VERY NICE THANK U
    CAN PICK UP A BETTER PLAYER WITH THAT LOOK WE GOT PARKER FOR 5 AND I THINK HE IS A BETTER PLAYER THAN MODRIC IF HE THINKS BY GOING TO CHELSEA HE IS GUARANTEED CHAMP LEAGUE I THINK HE SHOULD STOP AND THINK WHERE CHELSEA FINISHED THIS YEAR ENOUGH SAID

  3. The Truth | May 13, 2012 at 10:31 pm |

    So according to Benayoun all the Goonerphiles will be supporting Chelski next week. Obviously they don’t live in London and happy to bleat on about rivalry from thousands of miles. Thought of seein Terry & Lampard lifting that trophy makes me puke. Then the victriol from the Chelsea fans on the streets along with Abramovich moving them to iconic Battersea power station enough said ..

  4. Fulop didn’t throw the game, he’s just a shit goalkeeper, typical of our luck that he was standin keeper for that game.

  5. spurs guvnor | May 13, 2012 at 6:09 pm |

    Who cares what the lil shit wants. If offered 40m plus again i would sell him but 100% not to Chelsea.
    Fulop has held a grudge against ur since he left and today was him intentionally getting revenge gifting that fucking scum 3points.

  6. Just to add to the ‘supposed’ gentleman’s agreement that Modric was so concerned about (other than I don’t believe anything remotely like what he was claiming, ever existed) – I hardly think the deliberately risible offers that Chelsea persisted in making, even though they were told repeatedly that the player was not for sale, could be classed as remotely suitible. And especially as they were barely suitible offers because Chelsea clearly felt like they could wait with there insultingly low offers, in the hope that Modric would force a move, having been clearly and persistently tappep-up.

    Also, yet another incidence of the pathetic FA doing, well, fa!

  7. I don’t agree that it’s time for him to leave, but If we got a £30 million offer from OUTSIDE the prem we should take it. Obviously, if a prem team wants him then we should keep him or ask for £40m +

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