It has emerged in recent weeks that Tottenham will be holding talks with the star midfielder Luka Modric in an attempt to persuade him to stay at the club. The 26-year-old has been linked with a move away from the club for quite a while now, but he has to the extreme step in his attempts to force a move to Real Madrid or PSG. Modric came extremely close to joining Chelsea in the last transfer window for around £ 40 million only for Tottenham to convince him that White Hart Lane was the destination to be. However, the failure to secure Champions League football for the second consecutive season has meant that Modric has grown impatient of life at Tottenham.
He was not part of the Spurs squad that travelled to the United States as part of the pre-season. This led to heavy criticism from the manager Andre Villas-Boas, who said that he is extremely disappointed with the attitude shown by Luka Modric. Even though the Croatian midfielder is the highest earner at the club due to his £ 80,000 per week contract, he is thought to be extremely interested by the opportunity to join Real Madrid where he could earn around £ 150,000 per week.
“I think Modric is wrong. This (refusal to fly) will go against him. He has worsened the situation with what he is doing and now the chairman is very angry,” said Andre Villas-Boas upon the arrival of the Tottenham squad in the United States for their pre-season. It is expected that even though Tottenham will not get the same £ 40 million offer for Modric, a £ 35 million offer would be enough to prize him away from White Hart Lane. PSG and Real Madrid are the clubs showing tremendous interest in signing the player.