Andre Villas-Boas says Luka Modric wants to leave Tottenham and discussions are continuing with interested clubs.
The Croatian midfielder is desperate to play Champions League football again, but will only be sold if the deal is right for Spurs. As far as I’m concerned if he doesn’t want to be here anymore then let’s get rid – as long as it’s not to another Premier League club and for a fee in excess of £30million.
Hopefuly we can be reassured in the fact that Daniel Levy is known for not giving in easily and getting the best deal for the club. It looks as if it could be a cast of Modric out and Moutinho in.
“I think Luka is a player of tremendous importance for this football club, and it has been like that since he joined the club,” Villas-Boas told Sky Sports News.
“The interest that we have from various different clubs shows the importance of the player and what he has done for Tottenham.
“I think it is fair to say we respect Luka’s ambitions and his willingness to move on, and I think Luka respects as well that he is an important player for the club who can help us move forward.
“I think ongoing discussions with these various clubs will continue until we reach an agreement which is sensible for each party.”
Asked to confirm that it looked like Modric would be leaving, Villas-Boas added: “Not really. The willingness is there from the player but a player of this importance is not easy to part company with.
“But I think the chairman is a person who respects the values of the football club and only with the right offer will we take that step.”
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