White Hart Lane playmaker set for bumper pay increase.
Tottenham Hotspur will offer midfielder Luka Modric a new contract, after refusing to sell him in the summer transfer window.
“Luka will just get on with it – the chairman will sit down and discuss his contract and make a deal,” explained Spurs boss Harry Redknapp.
“We are looking to make him a good offer.
“The transfer window being shut now makes my job easier because he has to just get on with playing.”
However, Modric signed a six year contract at White Hart Lane as recently as May 2010, so to reward him with a pay rise after he openly flirted with a Chelsea move seems mightily odd.
It only goes to highlight the huge amount of power enjoyed by players over the clubs that employ them.
Even if Modric were to sign a new deal, would Tottenham be any more likely to keep him?
Perhaps – but only because Chelsea boss Andre Villas Boas has revealed he is unlikely to pursue the transfer any further after being rejected in the summer.