Harry Redknapp has urged Luka Modric to be patient as Spurs try to match his ambition.
The Croatian midfielder is desperate to move to Chelsea this summer but Redknapp wants Spurs to show Modric that they also mean business in the transfer market this summer.
“I can understand how Luka feels in all this,” said Redknapp.
“If anyone offers to treble your wages you’d be interested and Chelsea are a big club.
“Everyone wants Luka. Just ask Alex Ferguson what he thinks of him, ask Roberto Mancini at Manchester City – they all want him. He could play for Barcelona.
“Luka wants the chance to win things and he is ambitious. All I’ll say is that we are too at Tottenham.
“It’s early days in the transfer market and no-one is more ambitious than our chairman Daniel Levy.
“Luka wants to know that we’ll be right up there challenging next season and we are working hard to bring in a couple of big signings that may convince him to stick with us. I hope so.
“I have sympathy for Luka and his character has shone through in all this.
“He’s a fantastic bloke and a genius of a player. I’d just ask him to be patient.”
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