Luka Modric is back training with Tottenham
Luka Modric must have been listening to Daniel Levy’s violin, which is good news for those of us who’d like to avoid a repeat of the Robbie Keane and Dimitar Berbatov sagas. We’re not beyond that, yet, but with a newly-fined Modric back in training with Tottenham, we’re closer to a sane, mundane transfer.
Recall that Modric went Operation Shutdown last week, apparently to send the club a message: Let me go, because I’m done playing for you. He’s back, showing up to Spurs headquarters in London this morning, but not before the team took off for the United States. Either Modric doesn’t like money coming out of his pocket or felt his message had been sent. His return has the convenient benefit of keep him apart from most of the team:
That quote’s from a Press Association report posted at The Independent, a story that gives us a few more details on the landscape. Real Madrid is in (we knew that), but so are Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain, though none of the clubs want to hit Spurs’ asking price. That price is thought to be closer to $62 million than the $50-million offered by Real Madrid.
Andre Villas-Boas claims Spurs are ready to move on, but the ball is in those other teams’ courts. His thoughts: