Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has once again come out in praise of the Croatian midfielder Luka Modric by saying that he is irreplaceable by Tottenham. The Croatian midfielder was linked with a move to Chelsea in the last summer. Chelsea were prepared to pay as much as £ 40 million for the final day of the transfer window, but Tottenham managed to hold onto their star asset. It was quite impressive given that Luka Modric even handed a transfer request to Tottenham. However, the fans and the players have been able to accept the Croatian back into the first-team.

He has since repaid the faith by being extraordinarily brilliant in the midfield of Tottenham. He was once again the difference between Tottenham winning and losing a match against Bolton Wanderers in the midweek round of action. Tottenham were struggling to break down a stubborn Bolton side, but it was Luka Modric who created a bit of magic, as the game was closing was the first half break. The long range effort from the Croatian was a perfect demonstration of his quality. Tottenham, then, went on to win the match 4-1, but Harry Redknapp reckons that it is due to his importance to open up defences that he is almost irreplaceable.

“He (Modric) is a fantastic player, great professional, top bloke. You can’t replace him. You can sell him but you can’t replace him with someone as good. That’s why the other clubs want to buy him – because he is worth the money. We don’t want to sell him, we want to keep him. Once you start selling your best players you are finished. He’s one of the better players in world football. He’s an amazing footballer,” said Redknapp after the 4-1 win over Bolton. Tottenham will be making the trip to Aston Villa during the weekend.