Last week we were told on the news that rat-boy Modric was nearing a move to Madrid and that a medical will be held in due course. Then we were told that we were only receiving £23.5m for him although we had asked for £35-40m. And then we were told that the fee that we had accepted was actually about £30m.
And this week it’s all gone quiet again, with even Chelski reported to be back in for him!
One thing’s for sure: every single Spurs fan wants this saga to end, us to be given over £30m and then to spend it, along with our other income (from Bassong, Corluka, Kranjcar etc.), on a creative midfielder and a 25-goal striker. But apparently negotiations are still continuing. We saw on Saturday against the Toon how desperate we are for a creative midfielder and a striker. So why can’t Levy accept a slightly below-valuation offer, move on, and buy some world-class players?
Levy clearly has an enormous reputation as a negotiator – but instead of any actual skill, this appears to be more because he can be bothered to sit through 2 months of open-transfer window demanding an unrealistic price, before finally receiving a marginally inflated price on August 31st. When it’s too late to do anything!
He may want as much money as possible to reinvest, but at this rate Modric may not even go anywhere, we could be left without a top class striker and morale in the dressing room will be damaged. Modric can’t be in the reserves all season!
As they say in the business world, time is money, and at the moment, our bank account of time is slowly being drained away whilst other teams strengthen their squads hugely. I’m seriously worried that our inactivity, due to Levy’s stubbornness, could cost us a place in the Champions League next season – and AVB will take the blame.
Isn’t Levy hindering us? Or is it going to turn out beneficially that we hold out for the highest amount of money possible?
By Alex Beck
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