Drogba for Modric, and new era for Kranjcar

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Luka Modric - Tottenham news

The transfer saga starring Luka Modric has quite rightly angered many Tottenham fans. How dare a player that Spurs have given the opportunity to showcase his skills to the world, and just a year ago signed a 6(!!) year contract demand to leave. Unfortunately in recent years we have seen this situation before, and in the 3 high profile cases (Carrick, Keane, and Berbatov) it has always concluded with the player getting their way and leaving. Thankfully Daniel Levy up until now has stood firm on his transfer policy claiming Luka is not for sale. Despite this, you only have to look to a couple of years ago when he was more than willing to sell our best players at the time. Although we were in the Champions League last season this means nothing to most mercenaries like Modric who appear to forget the reason we are no longer in the Champions League is because the PLAYERS were not good enough. For this reason his main aim next year should be to make it a priority Spurs return into
the Top 4, but I’m not naïve enough to think players have a mindset like that. Modric sentiment is similar to Aloe Blacc’s ‘I need a dollar’ but replaced the dollar with £120k a week!

Selling Modric is not something Spurs should be considering at all, however Spurs fans have to be realistic and realise there is every chance Levy will end up doing this. Bearing this in mind, I believe there is a Chelsea player Spurs will look to bring in a swap deal that could end up being very useful for the next season.

Didier Drogba

Spurs have been crying out for a new striker since last summer, and this player has been arguably the best premiership striker in recent years. With Torres at Chelsea finding it extremely hard to link up with Drogba last year, and £50 million at risk of being wasted, Chelsea may be willing to offload Drogba in order to revitalise Torres. Furthermore, Drogba has a fantastic record scoring goals against Arsenal, which is always a characteristic Spurs fans like to see in a player. Moreover, it appears if Drogba were to ever grace the lilywhite shirt it would be without Modric pulling the stings in the middle of the park for Tottenham, but we do have a player that is capable of stepping up to the plate in Tottenham’s absence.

Niko Kranjcar

This is a player that was very unfairly restricted to mainly substitute appearances in the last campaign, but still managed to score 2 goals that were winners (Modric scored 3 goals in the premiership last season). More than that Kranjcar has openly stated he is ready to fill Modric’s boots at Spurs, hence this is a footballer that is determined to succeed which can be seen by his desire to leave Spurs (last season) to further his career rather than earn more money in Modric’s case. What’s more, you only have to look to the 09/10 season when Kranjcar scored many goals from midfield as well as a handful of assists. Obviously Modric is a greater technically gifted player, but I think Kranjcar with an extended run in the side will score at least 10 goals a season in all competitions, and to only a slightly lesser extent compared to Modric be able to take a game by the scruff of its neck at centre midfield.

It is also important to remember with Drogba in the side there would be far more emphasis placed on Bale and Lennon running down the wings trying to provide service for Drogba’s exceptional aerial ability, hence Kranjcar’s role in the side would be different to Modric’s last season where we didn’t have an effective target man (Crouch’s knockdowns to VDV aside). This is not to say without Modric in the side we will become a glorified Sam Allardyce side, but the way we play will be able to represent pace and power, along with Kranjcar and VDV representing the technically gifted players in the side. We will be able to combine the advantage of having old-fashioned swashbuckling wingers along with a skilled centre forward, and still have players in the side who can play the Barcelona style of football that has worked in recent years.

By Joe Alexander

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11 COMMENTS

  1. 1 drogba doesnt want to leave

    2 drogba doesnt want to play for spurs

    3 spurs could never afford drogbas wages

    4 modric hasnt requested formally to leave and will stay at spurs

    5 we cant afford to buy till we sell

    6 were saving up for our new stadium

    7 COYS

  2. Drogba is the past and not the future or even the present. At best his worth 5 million and almost parallels Parker in potential use with no sell-on value. If Spurs do trade with Chelsea make it for 30million plus Sturridge or McEchen or no sale.

  3. dont think krancjar and vdv can play in the same side. not centrally anyway. we’d be far too lightweight. i’d rather hudd took the modric role if anyone, for his ability to keep play ticking over.

    the only real beneficial solution to us is to keep modric, and make sure he’s happy!

  4. Sighhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh,

    I am becoming more and more bored with the Modric talk. Yeah he is a great player – but if he wants to go, slap a £40m price tag for any PL team and £30m for Europe.

    If he doesnt wanna be at the club – SELL HIM! Remember Berba? Was there for first few games – didnt want to know!

    Everyone who like myself has a season ticket knows it is blatantly obvious that we need at least 2 strikers! That should be priority.

    If Levy was serious about making us a constant top 4 team – he would have spent some money. What are we realistically gonna get for Jenas, Palacious and Bentley? £20m?? ANd what does £20m get u nowadays?!? Not even 1 james milner!

    If anything is realistically gonna change, we need to spend money. If we dont, we will remain a laughable selling club who had one half decent season!

    For the first time ever, im starting to lose interest!

    I just hope by some miracle, we sort ourselves out!

  5. I think Drog is still very good and if he wants to come, we will have the new and old Drog. Kranjcar can step up and so can vdv dropping down to help.

    Then we can try the Drog and Defoe (D&D) combination.

    I will like to see 30M + Drog for Modric

  6. yes vdv did well for his first season and yes it was a cheap but to tell u the truth i don't think we needed at all we could of played kranjcar in that posistion or at least he would got more gamesc coming of the bench if we played a 4.4.2

  7. As a long serving spurs fan I am very concerned that we are going to do what we always do …. Sell our best players at the very last min of the transfer window so we then don't gave time to spend the money on anyone decent , we need 2 top class strikers and a top class replacent for modric if he goes. Can't see it happening t b h !!! .. We will b lucky if we even make top 6 next season , too predictable :(

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