Redknapp: Modric, Bale and Sandro are not for sale


Harry Redknapp insists Luka Modric, Gareth Bale and Sandro will not be leaving Spurs.

Redknapp told Sky Sports News: “We are not selling Luka, we are not selling Gareth and we are not selling Sandro.

“We are looking to build a team at Tottenham, not dismantle one. If we’re going to push on as a football club we need to keep them players and we need to add one or two other top players to them if we’re looking to have a chance of ever getting back in the Champions League again.

“So we’re not looking to sell them players – that would be a massive backward step for the club.”

As regards speculation of a reported £20 million fee for Modric, he replied: “£20 million for Luka? They’ve got to be dreaming, he’s such a fantastic player.

“You know, we’ve enquired about players and we’re getting quoted more than that for people that couldn’t lace his boots so it’s not a goer.

“I wouldn’t put a value on him, I wouldn’t want to sell him. He’s one of those boys every day you come into work for me, and that’s what it’s about now.

“I come in and I see him and he’s just a great guy, he trains, gets on with the job, never complains, he loves his football.

“He’s the most low maintenance, easy to handle professional you’ve ever seen and he’s a fantastic player so he’s the last player you ever want to see leave your football club – he’s irreplaceable.”

Having missed out on a place in next season’s Champions League, Redknapp will be looking to bolster his squad during the transfer window and has already been linked with Villarreal striker Giuseppe Rossi, Falcao at Porto and West Ham’s Scott Parker.

But Redknapp said: “It’s been busy – I’ve been busy doing nothing really, we haven’t got anywhere.

“There’s been lots of phone calls, lots of talk in the newspapers but we’re really at the moment not close to making any signings and certainly not looking to sell any of our better players.”

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  1. That is exactly the kind of language Spurs supporters want from their manager and chairman.Astatement of intent now all we need is someone who can score goals and a few good signings to make our summer.


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