Croatian Teammate Backs Tottenham’s Luka Modric For Real Madrid Move

Luka’s mate says schemer will join Real.

Croatia goalkeeper Stipe Pletikosa is backing his compatriot and friend Luka Modric to leave Tottenham for Real Madrid.

The 26-year-old playmaker has also been linked with Manchester United but the stopper expects him to leave for Spain.

“I’m one of [Modric’s] best friends and I think Luka is doing well. Last year, Levy promised he could leave for the same amount [€40million] if it was offered by Chelsea [but that didn’t happen].

“What’s bigger than Madrid? That happens once in a lifetime. Luka knows this. With Mourinho, he could win two of the next three Champions Leagues if Levy doesn’t break his dream.”

Pletikosa has no doubt that he’d succeed in the Spanish capital.

“He would play phenomenally [well] where Xabi and Khedira are,” he added. “Seriously, you will see. At Spurs he has been one of the best in the Premier League in that position. As well as that, he’s a great guy and very smart.”

SOURCE: London 24

Yawn. We get it. Luka Modric is a good player. Real Madrid want to sign him. He’d do well there. Etc.

This transfer saga looks set to rumble on until 31 August and frankly its drawn-out nature is helping nobody. While Modric remains at Tottenham, the club lack funds to buy a much-needed striker and replacement, and the Croatian is no good to Spurs while he refuses to play.

Madrid seem reluctant to offload Nuri Sahin or Kaka until Modric signs, meaning their own transfer plans are being stagnated by their refusal to play ball with Spurs.

Strangely, there seem to accusations from several quarters that Spurs are a difficult club to deal with and are somehow moving the goalposts when it comes to Modric’s sale.

It seems to us that Tottenham are an incredibly easy club to deal with. The north Londoners have made it perfectly clear that Modric will not be sold for a penny less than their asking price – believed to be in the region of £35m. All Real Madrid have to do to get their man, is meet that price.

It’s pretty clear that the Spanish giants will eventually bow to Spurs demands and it would be better for all parties if they did so sooner rather than later.

Tottenham head-coach Andre Villas-Boas would do well to set an asbolute deadline – before 31 August – by which time Real have to meet the asking price or Modric will not be sold.

If only it was that simple.

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