Agent’s, don’t you just love em’!
Luring Luka Modric away from Tottenham will be tough for Italian teams, according to his agent.
Sabatino Durante, who represents the Croatian midfielder in Italy, is aware of Juventus’ interest in Modric, with The Old Lady looking for a replacement for the retiring Pavel Nedved.
But he has stated that Serie A teams, except from Inter, do not have the means to spend £23 million on the Premier League star.
The representative was then asked if the Croatian would be a hit if he was to move to Juve.
He added: “I have been saying that Modric is one of the best midfielders in Europe for the last two, three years because he is a good mix of quality and quantity. And he’s a young player as well.
“He has huge room for progress and can play in a two-midfielder system or like [Pavel] Nedved. In a few words he can do anything. And he is attracted by the goal.
“Tottenham can’t deprive themselves from having such a player, who had been approached by Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea before his move to White Hart Lane.
“He opted to join the London team in order to grow within a team that are not in the first tier and that would be playing around him.
“For sure [moving to Italy in the summer is an option] but it will depend on the state of the economy. Modric can’t move on from London for less than €24 or €25 million [£22 or 23 million].Setanta)
You have to love agents don’t you! Even though in one breath they say their player has a future at a club he then points out that a move is an option. He then likens the player in question to another player who just happens to be about to retire and therefore links him to the team who would best need him! Modric is a class act and for sure Harry won’t want to lose him, i would imagine the best way to avoid him moving to Italy is to get the Croat to sack his Italian representative who will of course be looking to move his client to that very country! How do Spurs fans think Modric has faired in his first season in the Premier League?