Tottenham Hotspur Head Coach Andre Villas-Boas is eager for Luka Modric’s transfer saga to end sooner rather than later as he tries to prepare his squad for the new Premier League season, reports BBC
The Portuguese and Daniel Levy were forced to fine Modric two weeks wages for his failure to train with the squad ahead of their pre-season tour of America – which he refused to attend as the squad waited for him at Heathrow Airport.
The 26-year-old Croatian midfielder is trying to push through a deal that would see him move to Real Madrid, however no official bid for the player has been made and Villas-Boas has called for the situation to be resolved for both the sake of both the club and the player
Speaking ahead of his side’s pre-season match against LA Galaxy, Villas-Boas said: “Hopefully the situation does not drag on, it doesn’t help Luka and it doesn’t help solve in any way the situation.”
Modric has four years left on his current deal at White Hart Lane, and the North London club are thought to be willing to let him leave for around £40million; however the BBC reports that Real Madrid will only part with £27million plus add-ons if an offer is made.
Andre Villas-Boas admitted he tried to sign Modric for Chelsea last summer, adding: “He’s good, very good. I tried to sign him last summer for Chelsea. He will be a big loss.”
Modric is also being monitored by free-spending Paris Saint Germain though it is not known whether Modric would be interested in a move anywhere but Real Madrid, a desire which has led to his fine and exile from the club.
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