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It's all been a game, these constant protestations that they would never sell Modric and all done just to start a bidding war so they can increase the money they get for him - they don't care about keeping good players because if they did they'd just tell Man U and Chelsea to go jump but what does 'arry say? 'That's not enough', not 'Bug er off'. Bosses lie. it's in their DNA. They don't mind being the feeder for the bigger, richer clubs as long as they get a seat at the poke table with the big boys now and again.
read it: http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2011/jun/16/luca-modric-tottenham-manchester-united
Isn't it all a bit like politics with the 'never say never' strapline?
I would guess that all players are for sale at all clubs, as long as the price is right. Didn't we all see that with Ronaldo at Utd?
It's just what do Spurs think is the right price for Modric.
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Well said John- as usual!
I don't think its about 'Arry or Levy being liars! I would love Levy to simply state 'Luka Modric is not for sale at any price' but that leaves a lot of room for Luka himself to make Levy look like an idiot.
If Luka demands a move, what do we do then? it is so destructive having a want a way player in a dressing room Re: Bergertop.
I would hate to see Luka leave, but if Citch or Chavs make an offer of £40 mil + Johnson/Sturridge, I think Levy would have a very difficult decision to make!
After all we have to run as a business! Citeh and Chavs don't.
If an offer like that emerges with a high quality player coming in the other direction then Levy is likely to break lily white hearts and allow Luka to talk to these Vaccumous entities posing as football clubs! - Only slightly bitter!
To simplify- I don't think its a case of lying! I think its a case, that Levy knows anything can happen in football and if he adamantly denies any Luka speculation, then he leaves himself open for embarassment, if player power kicks in and Luka demands a move!
Lets be honest, we all knew Modric would leave. If Man Utd are interested in him then clubs with significantly more money than them would be. Citeh are after anyone with some class just to stop their rivals getting them, how they're going to choose a 25 man squad is beyond me. Chelski were always going to have money to spend because Romanski is never happy when they haven't won the Premiership or the CL.
As John said, there's a price for everyone and Modric is not irreplaceable.
"simple minded" "idiot"
Ha ha Joan you do make me laugh. I am not the one that is so naive as to believe that Arry and Levy are doing anything other than what any other manager would do.
They don't make the transfer game rules, they just have to live by them and play the stupid game. If a team wants to make an offer they can/do and if a player wants to move they can/do and there is very little any manager can do about it other than try and get the best price. Who is simple minded?
Oh, and you are the one that thinks "Klinsman - he is the only one" Ha ha again. Who is the idiot?
Here's the thing. If Luka stated that he would never want to leave Spurs, would he be sold anyway? No. Ultimately it is down to player power, Modders has come out and stated that he wouldn't be adverse to a move, so to me, that was the clincher, and as soon as the right offer comes in, he will be off. No point in keeping a player who has had his head turned...you will never get the best from him. I would love Luka to declare his love for the club and we would keep him, but I'm afraid we've just been a stepping stone. To keep players of his quality, we need CL football and trophies. Hard but true. Nothing to do with Harry or Dan trying to mug the fans off.
Almost nail on the head there HRJ - Luka knows offers will come in (did you hear the one about Man City for 30 million...not sure what I'd think of the lad if he went there). The way I read it Luka is saying if an offer comes in that Spurs find to good to turn down and the team making the offer is to his liking, then a deal can be done and he'd go; but as long as piss-taking offers come in and Spurs turn them down, then he's happy to stay. A player who puts in for a transfer is a player that wants to leave, he hasn't (yet) so he's basically left in the hands of the brass (oh, and his agent!)
I was just about to write ....
'......It all becomes a nonsense really. That's why there's no point in listening to all the 'closed season' transfer crap - as what only matters is who has been transferred come that day in August.
Eurosport has that ticker showing the rumour of who might be transferred - Wilkins comes out and says '...yes, Modric would suit Chelsea...', 'arry says '....he's not for sale...'. All basic bollocks eh?....'
...and then realised that was driven by me reading the transfer crap here and on....Ho Ho Ho..........
think about it....if he doesn't put in a transfer request but the board sell him,then he is not the villain.....but he got what he wanted in the end without being castigated.....so he is a winner both ways....or am i just a cynic?....i think the wage increase is very tempting...
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