Soccer-Modric commits to Spurs, spurns 'big clubs'

Mon, 31 May 01:17:00 2010

Croatia midfielder Luka Modric has signed a new six-year deal with Tottenham Hotspur, saying he had no interest in a move to the 'big clubs' that had made enquiries about him.

The 24-year-old, who joined the Premier League club in July 2008, has signed a contract to stay at White Hart Lane until 2016.

"Tottenham Hotspur gave me my chance in the Premier League and I want to go on to achieve great success here with them," Modric said on the club's website ( on Sunday.

"Yes, there have been enquiries from other big clubs, but I have no interest in going anywhere. Last season's top four finish was an indication of where we are as a club and I feel I can continue to improve and go on to achieve everything I want to at Spurs."

Modric had been linked in the media with a possible move to fellow Premier League sides Manchester United and Chelsea.

(Reporting by Sonia Oxley; Editing by Ian Ransom; To comment on this story:


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