Portuguese situation does not drag on.
Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas wants Luka Modric’s uncertain future to be decided quickly after the Croatian schemer was hit with a series of fines by chairman Daniel Levy.
Modric, who is desperate to join Real Madrid, refused to train last week or join the rest of the first-team squad on Spurs’ pre-season tour of the USA.
He has reportedly been fined two weeks wages – around £80,000 – but a club statement confirmed he had returned to training at the club’s Chigwell base on Monday.
Villas-Boas has admitted he hopes the summer’s longest running transfer saga can be resolved imminently.
“Hopefully the situation does not drag on,” the 34-year-old tactician told the BBC.
“It doesn’t help Luka and it doesn’t help solve in any way the situation.”
Real Madrid are leading the chase for the 26-year-old but have so far been unwilling to offer more than £27 million plus add-ons – with Spurs holding out for closer to £40 million.
Villas-Boas added that Real and fellow suitors PSG and Manchester United had the power to put an end to Modric’s White Hart Lane misery.
“The situation is not dependent on Tottenham, it is dependent on the clubs who are interested in the player.
“Hopefully the situation can be solved in one of two ways – the two ways being that the clubs interested meet the demands of Tottenham regarding the player’s value, or the player continues and returns to club duty.”
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