Luka Modric ‘Wants To Leave’ Tottenham For Chelsea, Claims Transfer Request Would Be ‘Disrepectful’

Chris Wright

18th, June 2011


By Chris Wright

Looks like Chelsea’s efforts to flush out Luka Modric with a £22 million bid have worked, with the Croatian midfielder now admitting that he wants to leave Tottenham for Stamford Bridge, though Spurs have still have a thread to dangle by – the wee man has promised not to hand in a formal transfer request.

Modric told the Daily Mail:

“If somebody comes to the club and the offer is good for me and acceptable to them, then I want to leave.

“I want to leave Tottenham as friends. I have enjoyed my time there, but now it is right for me to look at another club.

“I have an arrangement with the chairman. When I signed my new contract, he said that, if another club came to sign me, they would consider the offer. I won’t ask for a transfer, no. That would be disrespectful. I hope they can reach an agreement that is satisfactory for everyone.

“Chelsea are a big club with an ambitious owner. They have great players and they have ambitions to fight for the title and win the Champions League. I want to stay in London. I am very happy here and so are my family.”

“I don’t want to have an argument with Tottenham. The supporters have been very good to me and I have enjoyed my time playing for the club, but it is for football that players leave clubs and move.

“It has happened to Tottenham before. It is normal for a player to dream about playing for a bigger club.”

Formally asking your club for a transfer request = disrespectful, telling all and sundry that you want to leave said club via a national newspaper = ?

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  1. IoanX says:

    If he knows that the club, for different reasons, doesn’t have high ambitions, I think he has the right to do what is appropriate to improve his finances and to satisfy his ambitions.
    According to my opinion he isn’t the best player of Spurs and moreover he isn’t irreplaceable.
    With the money the club will receive from him it could buy one or two other proper players who would have a more significant impact on the team than Modric.
    If I could choose those players, I could give even a guarantee on that.
    This would be the job of a proper Director of Football.

  2. Blackrat1299 says:

    Well Daniel has made a statement and it appears to tick all the boxes. It seems that Chelsea are an ignorant club with no business accumen. They were told no negotiations, then made an offer.

  3. The Belgian says:

    everything is allowed in love, war, and football

  4. Rich says:

    Chelsea are a bigger club than tottenham, modric is good enough to start for chelsea, I say fair enough

  5. wolfusa says:

    “It has happened to Tottenham before. It is normal for a player to dream about playing for a bigger club.”

    If I’m a Spurs fan, I’d much rather see the formal transfer request than have to read this sentence. Ouch.

  6. Eric NYC says:

    chelski is in NO WAY a bigger club then Tottenham…

    Spurs have more class, don’t need a billionaire homosexual to buy mercs and we don’t need luka.

    I wish the defoe situation works out tho. IMO he is more needed.

  7. Anabelle says:

    This is becoming an embarrassment for the Spurs. Just let Modric go.

    They’re showing to be petty and nasty. And that’s worst that being called a small club.

    Besides, they’re quickly becoming a selling club not a contender. Modric is just trying to jump off a sinking ship.

    What’s wrong with that?

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