Once hailed by the Spurs faithful with that feeling slowly fading in an all too familiar storyline that Spurs fans have seen happen all to often.
Luka claims himself to have been loyal for 3 years to Spurs since he signed but yet Chelsea are the first team to bid for him and now he wants to leave… How is that loyal? Fabgregas is more loyal at least he stayed at Arsenal for another couple of seasons after Barcelona’s initial interest and trust me, Chelsea are not even in the same league as Barca.
Some may say the chance to earn over £100k a week, would you turn that down? Most people I know would be happy to earn the £40k a week Modric picks up, hell most of them would be happy to earn that a year.
I would wish Modric all the best if he really wanted to better himself by joining a Real Madrid or Barcelona but to say he wants to join one of our bitter local rivals is a slap in the face, he might as well have just come out and said that he wants to join Arsenal. Manchester United are not local rivals and one of the biggest glamorous teams in the world and any player wishing to play for them is forgivable but wanting to move to local rivals is not I’m afraid Luka, but that’s ok because you are loyal.
If you really think for one minute that you expect anyone to believe that just before you put pen to paper on a new deal that Daniel Levy said if a club like Chelsea come in for you then you’d be allowed to leave if it was right for the club. He has said he’s not selling you because it’s not right for the club, doesn’t sound like he’s breaking the agreement to me mate, if you are going to make up stories then at least do it in a way so it favours yourself. You moving to Chelsea is not right for the club, we don’t need to sell nor do we want to sell and that combination means that any buyers will have to pay well over the odds for you.
We sold Dimitar Berbatov to United for over £30m but we still haven’t been able to replace him, we bought Pav and as much as we adore his commitment and effort he is no Berbatov. Maybe Modric can understand that even with a lot of money it’s still hard to find a replacement. 3 years on and we still haven’t replaced Berbs, if the same happened with Modric we’d be in shit.
So has Luka betrayed us by wanting to jump ship once we had our first ever bid for him but yet somehow he thinks he’s loyal, plus he wants to move to one of our biggest rivals? Or do you blame him, is a footballers career short that they need to make the best of it while they can, make the most money and win as much silverware? I am split, I would be happy to let Luka leave as I stated earlier but over my dead body would it be to Chelsea! that would just send out all the wrong messages, clubs would the target us when it comes to pinching our players and it would be harder to attract new players to the club, we would have to resort to signing Emile Heskey and even he might not fancy it.
Sod it, if Luka wants to join Chelsea, that makes him a scumbag like Sol to fans like me, however if I was Modric I’d want to join Chelsea too, if I was a footballer I’d be a money grabber. I doubt Modric supported Spurs before he joined us, so he won’t feel the same way about the club as we do, our history, our passion, the good and the bad times we have all been through, he just won’t get it. If I was in his shoes I’d do the exact same thing but I wouldn’t pretend to be as innocent as he is, I wouldn’t blame Levy, I’d hold my hands up and say “I’m a money grabbing bastard and Chelsea win more than Spurs” and of course I would expect the Spurs fans to love me no more.
So Luka I understand where you are coming from, I just hope you understand that we are in our shoes, not yours, we have been hurt before and to the ordinary man you earn enough to last you a lifetime so we have no sympathy for you for you most people would say you are blessed to play for our club when most of us grow up as children dreaming we could play for Tottenham, pretending to be Gazza when we were teenagers playing football in the park. You have your values and we have ours, most of us might slightly understand why you’d want to move but you have to understand that our loyalty is Tottenham, we defend what is best for Tottenham Hotspur and no player surpasses that. Levy is defending Tottenham’s best interests, don’t make us chose over him or you, you will lose, even if we don’t always agree with Levy we still take heart from the fact that he has Tottenham’s best interest at heart.
So I have defended him and slated him, he who’s name we shall not speak… you lot can be the jury!