So it appears the race is over, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Newcastle and a host of others failed to beat Juande Ramos to Croat Luka Modric
TOTTENHAM have pulled off a sensational transfer coup by landing Croatia superstar Luka Modric after reaching a deal believed to be over £20million with Dinamo Zagreb.
SunSport exclusively revealed Spurs had won the race to sign Modric and beaten competition from some of Europe’s biggest clubs.
A Spurs statement read: “The Club is delighted to announce that it has reached agreement with Dinamo Zagreb for the transfer of Croatian midfielder, Luka Modric.
Personal terms have been agreed with the player and he will now undertake a medical and apply for a work permit.”
A top Dinamo source told us late last night: “Everything has been agreed and Modric will be going to Tottenham. All the details are in place and the fee is £20m.”
Modric will sign a five-year contract with Tottenham. The deal is believed to be a club record fee for Spurs whose previous record was the £16.5 signing of Darren Bent from Charlton last summer.
Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City were all linked with moves for Modric as were Barcelona, Inter and Bayern Munich.
This really is a top quality signing and one that should help pave the way for even more exciting names as the north London side really aim to move up a notch to challenge for a place back in the top six and then maybe even the Champions League placings. How do Spurs fans feel about the signing of Modric? And who else should they be looking to pick up? A Goalie?