Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas has criticised want-away midfielder Luka Modric for refusing to train or go on the clubs U.S. tour.
Speaking to the Spanish newspaper AS, AVB is reported as saying:
“I think Modric is wrong. This will go against him. He has worsened the situation with what he’s doing and now the chairman (Daniel Levy) is very angry.
“This is also not a good time for Daniel Levy, who is in the USA at the moment, because his wife is ill.”
Villas-Boas also admitted Modric would be a major loss if he leaves Spurs.
“He’s good, very good. I tried to sign him last summer for Chelsea. He will be a big loss.
“He’s a player who can make the difference, who gives a lot of clarity to the play when the team needs it and who can play in several positions.”
Spurs have fined Modric £80,000 for refusing to train as the midfielder tried to force through a move to Real Madrid.
Modric wants to go to Real Madrid, and the La Liga champions want him. The problem is that Madrid have yet to meet Spurs’s £40 million price tag, as they value him closer to £27million. Daniel Levy starred Roman Abramovich is the face last summer and did not bluff, refusing to sell Modric to Chelsea than. It looks like he is doing the same thing this summer with Real Madrid.
With Manchester United also interested in Modric, Levy has another suitor to play off against Madrid. But Madrid president Florentino Perez believes Daniel Levy owes him a favour after he allowed Rafael van der Vaart to move in a cut-price deal on transfer deadline day in August 2010, reports Marca.
Perez seemingly now wants Levy to return the gesture by dropping his valuation of Modric to ensure the deal can go through in the next few days.
We will see if Perez gets his deal.