White Hart Lane midfielder unhappy with Daniel Levy.
Luka Modric claims Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy threatened to leave him sat in the stands if he pushed for a move away from the club.
The Croatian midfielder has been the subject of sustained interest from Chelsea this summer, with the Blues tabling a £22million bid at one stage.
Spurs have made it clear that they will not be sanctioning a sale, especially to a Premier League rival, and rejected the Blues’ offer out of hand.
“I reminded the chairman of our gentleman’s agreement when we were in Dubrovnik last summer and I agreed a contract extension with Tottenham,” Modric told Croatian newspaper Sportske Novosti.
“At that time, I had an open chat with Levy – that if a bigger club came in with a concrete offer, we would consider it and agree the best solution for all concerned.
“Now Levy doesn’t want to talk to me and said there is no possibility that I can leave Spurs. He threatened me – he said if I didn’t accept the club’s stance, they would make me sit on the bench or in the stands.”
“A lot has been published in the press about the meeting with Levy, who gave the public a twisted account of what happened,” he added.
“I must say that I am genuinely disappointed about what Levy said to me. He didn’t care about what I was telling him. It only convinced me further that I was right to consider moving on to another club.”
SOURCE: Sky Sports
It seems very much like Luka Modric is not a happy bunny but one has to appreciate the situation Tottenham find themselves in. If indeed Daniel Levy did come to an agreement to allow the Croatian international to leave then the talented schemer would have done well to get something down in writing because without any binding agreement the White Hart Lane side are well within their rights to fight off interest in the former Dynamo Zagreb man.
One does wonder though how wise it would be for the North London side to keep a player who wants to leave, clearly Redknapp and Levy would demand the right price for a player that is clearly hugely important to Tottenham’s push to capture a top four spot next term but how effective will the pint sized midfielder be if he is clearly not happy to remain at the club?
Redknapp will have to hope that Levy hasn’t made similar ‘gentleman’s agreements’ with Gareth Bale, Rafael Van der Vaart and Sandro although if David Bentley has similar assurances then that would probably not be such a problem.