Harry Redknapp has urged Spurs fans not to barrack unsettled midfielder Luka Modric, who is still set on a move to Chelsea.
Redknapp said: “I wouldn’t want them to get on him.
“People need to look and understand it all. The easiest thing for me would be to sit here and say, ‘He has a contract and he has to get on with it.’
“But put yourself in that position – he sees them bringing all these players in and he thinks that they can win the Premier League and Champions League.
“You want to be part of that. The rewards that he would get would be incredible.
“It is not easy. I don’t want to lose him, but sometimes you are better off and it gives you a chance to build a strong team, there is no doubt about that.
“Fabregas and Nasri have got out of Arsenal. It is very hard to keep people, but the chairman has made his mind up and is not going to let him go.”
Asked if Modric could be left demotivated, Redknapp added: “That is the risk you can run, the chance you have to take.
“We can all say what he will be like but what is in his head? Who knows?None of us know how he will feel.
“But he is here, you have to get on with it for his own good. He has to play and be the player that we all know he is and have a great season, there is nothing that we can do.”
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