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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.
There is nothing wrong with bournemouth, so why not knock the personal stuff on the head.
Its clear you are a passionate fan and have something to contribute, you do yourself a dis-service with the attacks on fellow Yidds.
Back to the thread!
Lets hope Levy has the balls or the bank balance to tell the Chavs to run and jump!
The prospect of moving from 42k to 150k roughly, would be too tempting for anyone IPO. Whether he loves the club or not... as any athlete, he has a much more narrow window to make as much income as he can then you or I would working a regular job. The amount city or chelsea could pay him is so much more, you can't really fault the guy.
He plays hard which everyone likes. If he does move on I wish him all the best, spurs will miss him.
In a weird way this might fix the midfield problem with having VDV on the pitch, possibly allowing us to play 2 forwards again. Maybe the goals come back for the forwards next year?? One can only hope....
It's been said time and again about players and loyalty to a club. But if you were offered 3 times your current wage just by moving to a rival, WOULDN'T YOU??? Some of your workmates wouldn't like it but you have to look after number one and your family.
Having said that I fail to see "WHY" when the amount of money top players can earn over 5 years is humongous and not in a "normal" working man's realm. So how many millions of pounds can they earn in a career that can last 12 - 14 years. Beggars belief you can earn that much from playing a game that you love!!!
There's a time when, IMHO, greed takes over.
I think that'll be a bad move Graeme, if we do it for one then we'll lose our wage cap and everyone will want similar rises and new players will expect same. With our stadium we don't have the income to offset that sort of expenditure. Shows how important that new stadium, IF it ever comes, will be.
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!)
Are you ED with a different I.D?
From what I read it seemed like you started the mud slinging, I'll re-read and If you didn't then I appoligise for involving myself.
There's enough nasty shite being slung on other boards and in the news in general, its nice being able to escape that BS and talk Tottenham on here.
I'm not involving myself in your personal grievances, but your anti-spurs/british views are a little unfounded and OTT IMO.
Look at the other boards, this is not generally a place for tough talking.
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