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Croatia Boss Says Tottenham Chairman Daniel Levy Is ‘Trying To Make Himself Famous’ Over Luka Modric Saga

Stimac says Levy promised Modric he could leave.

Croatia boss Igor Stimac has launched a scathing attack on Daniel Levy, accusing the Spurs chairman of breaking promises to Luka Modric over a transfer to Real Madrid.

Modric has been the subject of intense speculation this summer, with Real keen to land the midfielder maestro but Levy refusing to budge from Spurs £40m valuation.

Real are understood to have offered just £27m so far, leaving unhappy Modric in the lurch. The 26-year-old has not featured for Spurs in pre-season but is expected to line-up for Croatian against Switzerland on Wednesday.

His star’s predicament has left Stimac fuming with Levy and the former West Ham defender has accused the chairman of trying to make a name for himself over the Modric saga.

“Daniel Levy promised a year ago that if an offer from Madrid arrived he would let him go. And when the offer arrived he changed his opinion,” Stimac told Spanish newspaper AS.

“I think that this guy tries to make himself famous in the world of football, but this isn’t the way to do it.

“When you promise something you always need to fulfil it. It was the same with (Dimitar) Berbatov before he signed for Manchester United. He went there on August 31.”

Levy refused to allow Modric to join Chelsea last summer but it is understood he will sell the schemer this month if his asking price is met. Spurs are not prepared to negotiate, however, particularly as Modric has four-years remaining on his current contract and signed a new deal last year.

Stimac remains confident, however, that a deal will be struck with Real.

“He (Modric) has already made his decision and he’s very clear about what he’s going to do.

“It’s the only thing he wants, to go to Madrid.

“Luka is a very sincere person, very sensitive, but very tough as well. He is very keen to play at Real Madrid and, as well as that, he has the promise of Levy. I only hope that this promise ends up being fulfilled.”

Mega-rich French outfit PSG are also interested in signing the former Dynamo Zagreb star.


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