Redknapp praises Modric and hints of new contract talks

Spurs manager Harry Redknapp has talked about how pleased he was that Tottenham refused to sell star midfielder Luka Modric to Chelsea in the Summer, and has praised the Croatian for his behaviour since.

Modric had made it known his intention to leave the club, yet chairman Daniel Levy was adamant no deal would be done, at any price. And Redknapp has now spoken out about how well Modric has applied himself at the club since being denied his dream move.

Talking to the Mail on Sunday, the Spurs boss said: “I understood the position of the lads who have gone [Palacios, Keane, Crouch, Jenas]. Luka, though, is a boy I look forward to seeing every day. All right, he didn’t want to play against Manchester United at the start of the season, but I think maybe others were controlling him.

“Yet he was never a disruptive influence; he trained hard every day, and there’s nothing cocky or nasty about him. He’s just a fantastic footballer, a massive influence for us; and you never have to worry where he is on a Saturday night after a game. I believe the chairman plans, quite soon, to sit down and discuss a new contract with Luka.”

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