That didn’t take long now did it? The writing was on the wall from a couple of weeks ago when Luka Modric’s agent and the player himself were supposedly attributed with some mealy mouthed quotes about enjoying life at Tottenham but being prepared to move elsewhere if a suitable offer came in. Now we get direct quotes in the Daily Mail from Modric saying not only does he want to leave but he would like it to be to Chelsea so his family can stay in London. Superb.
I’d allow his family to stay in London but only for the simple reason that if I was Daniel Levy I’d remind Luka that he signed a 6 year contract last season and the money we’d earned from last season’s Champion’s League run would be used to pay his wages for the remaining five years of that whether he pulled on a Spurs jersey and did what he agreed to or if he sat in his luxury house and looked at four walls for the duration.
The ungrateful little shit. Spurs brought him in for a record fee, took a chance even though the other “big” English clubs all thought he was too lightweight for the Premier League and then after one decent season he decides he wants to take his ball home and go for Roman’s megabucks? I don’t think so. We may not want unhappy players but we can not be held to ransom by mercenaries either.
I don’t expect loyalty from these players who we all know are really only there for the pay cheque, yes they may enjoy the game and it’s certainly a better job than cleaning chimneys or going down the mines but ultimately it’s the money that talks for them and a contract is only a tool for them to get more security for themselves. Modric’s antics this morning make it clear what he thinks of the commitment he made to THFC last season.
Now Daniel Levy has a choice, issue a statement saying Modric is not available at any price and stick to his guns even if the player goes on strike, letting him rot if needs be, making a stand for the integrity of our club and the wishes of the fans who really own it and are it’s life blood. Or he can do his usual, pull down his pants and bend over when a few quid is flashed in his face and hope Roman or Fergie or the Sheikh or whoever brings the largest holdall of cash is feeling generous and gives him a reacharound while he shafts him and Spurs while they’re at it.
Decision time Daniel. Are we a feeder club for the so-called “big” clubs or do you actually have the balls to show that we mean business? The world is watching but, most importantly, Tottenham fans are watching, this is your Waterloo, we need a Wellington, not a Napolean.