Luka Modric, perhaps the stand out performer of this English Premier League season so far, has said he might leave Tottenham during the January transfer window, although he is more likely to reconsider his position at the end of the campaign. The speculation began when Luka Modric’s agent suggested that his client might leave Tottenham in January because ”in football anything is possible”.
The Croatian player, Tottenham’s central midfield maestro, has said ”there is a small chance I could leave”. It was well documented that the player was coveted by Chelsea during the summer transfer window and was, in fact, one of Andre Villas-Boas’ main transfer targets once he became Chelsea manager. The deal, obviously, was never concluded, and Luka Modric stayed at Tottenham as Harry Redknapp, the Tottenham manager, managed to rebuff Chelsea and Manchester United’s advances. Manchester United, who lost Paul Scholes in the summer, were also consistently linked with the Croatian schemer but they were aghast at the transfer fee mentioned. The club balked at the prospect of paying a large sum for Wesley Sneijder, from Internazionale Milan, and made it obvious they also were not going to pay over the odds for the Croatian. Manchester City never entered the bidding frenzy, despite Tottenham wishing them too in order to inflate the price. Manchester City instead settled on signing Samir Nasri from Arsenal for a relatively modest fee.
Luke Modric is a fans favourite at White Hart Lane, proving his worth almost from the day he signed for the club. His initial campaign at Tottenham was a little less satisfactory than many expected, simply because his obvious skill level was not consistently displayed. Since then, however, the player has found ways to regularly produce his best football and doing so he has inspired Tottenham to a wonderful start to the current campaign, where they sit in 3rd position in the English Premiership and are posing a very serious threat to the Manchester clubs who currently reside at the top of the table with equal points.
Harry Redknapp is expected to become the next England manager after the summer’s UEFA European Championships in Poland and Ukraine, if as expected Fabio Capello walk’s away from the post. If Harry Redknapp leaves Tottenham to become England manager and Luka Modric also leaves the club then Tottenham will have to rebuild the club just when it was in the process of catching up with all the other top teams.