Croatia national head coach Igor Stimac launched a verbal attack on Daniel Levy yesterday, accusing
the Chairman of breaking a promise he made to Luka Modric about a potential transfer.
Modric has been the subject of intense transfer speculation since the beginning of summer and
reports yesterday evening suggested that, after weeks of negotiating and stalemate, a fee had finally
been agreed between Spurs and Real Madrid for the transfer of the midfielder.
Stimac’s comments, made before these most recent developments, claimed that Levy had agreed to
let Modric leave for Madrid this summer if the Spanish giants came knocking and that the Chairman
had broken his promise by refusing to budge on his asking price.
Stimac told Spanish newspaper AS “Daniel Levy promised a year ago that if an offer from Madrid
arrived he would let him (Modric) go. And when the offer arrived he changed his opinion”.
“I think that this guy tries to make himself famous in the world of football, but this isn’t the way to
“When you promise something you always need to fulfil it. It was the same with Berbatov before he
signed for Manchester United. He went there on August 31… I only hope that this promise ends up
So far there has been no response from Levy, but it is safe to say they will be met with similar venom
after the Croatia coach personally involved himself in matters that don’t concern him.
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