Tottenham’s season is about to get a whole lot worse should reports linking star player Luka Modric to Paris Saint-Germain hold any substance…
Since Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp revealed last week that his playmaking midfielder is no closer to signing a new deal, PSG have been preparing a bid for the player in the belief that the North London club will be powerless to prevent Modric from leaving White Hart Lane.
Source: The Telegraph
Spurs have endured a torrid time of late in the Premier League, which has seen them slip from third to fifth in the table behind the likes of Newcastle and bitter rivals Arsenal.
And the White Hart Lane outfit know that if they’re to keep hold of star players such as Luka Modric and Gareth Bale, securing Champions League football for next season is a must.
Modric was openly pursued by London rivals Chelsea last summer as they looked to rebuild their squad under new manager Andreas Villas-Boas. Despite no deal ever coming to fruition, the White Hart Lane player was clearly unsettled at the start of the season after openly admitting he wanted to make the move to the Bridge.
Now to make matters worse for Tottenham, manager Harry Redknapp revealed last week that the playmaker is yet to sign a new contract, putting the likes of Paris Saint-Germain on red hot alert.
Reports coming out of France claim that the Parisian side are ready to table an offer they deem to be substantial enough to secure the services of the Tottenham playmaker.
Last summer Spurs boss Harry Redknapp turned down several bids in the region of £27m from Chelsea, however it is thought that PSG are likely to offer in the region of £40m to lure in the Croatia international, an offer which will likely be impossible for Spurs to turn down.
Modric has stalled on signing a new deal ever since last summer’s escapades, and it’s now looking increasingly likely that the midfielder will seek a move away from White Hart Lane should they fail to qualify for the Champions League next season.
Now managed by former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti and bankrolled by Qatari investors, PSG will fancy their chances of landing Modric, with the promise of Champions League football and an increase in wages thought to be enough to entice him away from the Lane.
When asked about the future of Modric at Tottenham, Redknapp told Sky Sports reporters: “It is up to the chairman. We were going to tie him down when Chelsea came in and the chairman was talking about getting him [a new deal], but where it is at I don’t know.”
PSG currently lie in second place behind Montpellier in France’s top flight and are keen to bolster their squad ahead of next season’s Champions League campaign.
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