Joe Jordan reckons Spurs have proved they can keep hold of players like Gareth Bale.
Spurs are braced for a battle to keep Bale at White Hart Lane after Barcelona expressed an interest in the Wales winger earlier this week.
“The stance with Modric was that we would not be forced into selling him and that was proved,” said Jordan, the club’s assistant coach.
“I believe we can keep Bale. It’s great when the best team in the world is talking about one of our players. I don’t see why it would cause us a problem.
“To mention figures? I wouldn’t start mentioning figures.
“Everyone’s got a valuation, but it’s important that your players are spoken about.
“We’ve shown that we can retain players and bring players in, both of which are important.”
Jordan admits that Modric struggled to remain focused in the aftermath of his courtship by Chelsea.
“It was something that even for Luka, went on for too long,” he said.
“It just seemed to continue and continue and it had a draining effect on the player.
“I’m glad it’s over with at this moment in time and you can see how Luka is performing now. It is a bonus for us all.”
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