Kranjcar hits out at ‘liar’ Levy over Modric no-sale.
Tottenham reject Niko Kranjcar has sensationally slammed his old club over their refusal to let Luka Modric join Real Madrid, reports the Daily Mirror.
Modric was fined around £80,000 by Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy for refusing to join the club’s pre-season tour of the USA.
The midfield schemer is desperate to join Real but the La Liga giants have so far been unwilling to meet Spurs’ £40 million valuation of the 26-year-old.
Modric’s compatriot and former teammate Kranjcar, who left Spurs for Dynamo Kiev last month has accused Levy of lying to the playmaker and deceiving Spurs fans.
“I know that the chairman talked to him face to face last autumn. He promised Luka he would let him go, and now he’s condemning him.
“Levy did everything to protect the interest of the club and make a profit. He has also used lies to deceive the public, which is allowed in business, but if you were in Luka’s shoes, you would probably do the same as him.
“To have an offer from Real Madrid is a once-in-a-career opportunity. I’d do anything to get to Santiago Bernabeu, playing for Real Madrid is the greatest privilege in any footballer’s career, even if I prefer Barcelona. That’s why I understand Luka.”
Kranjcar also said the the club refused to allow both him and former striker Dimitar Berbatov to leave White Hart Lane and always demand excessive transfer fees from buying clubs.
“Remember Berbatov? It was the same with me: they held me back for two years, until finally my new club paid what they were asking, and not a pound less.
“That is their speciality: they set unreasonably high transfer demands, but the absurd thing is they always get what they ask for.”
And the Croatian claimed that Dynamo – who are believed to have paid Spurs around £7 million for his services – are a bigger club than Spurs.
“Kiev is not London, but it is very good for city life, and the football teams are very strong. Dynamo Kiev is big on tradition and the fans, and though lots of people will say it’s not like Tottenham, if you look at history, Dynamo Kiev is a bigger club than Spurs.”
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