By Chris Wright
“I won’t ask for a transfer, no. That would be disrespectful” – Luka Modric, June 18th 2011.
“I don’t think he’ll hand in a transfer request. He will honour his contract” – Luka Modric’s agent, July 7th 2011.
Skip forward to today, July 14th 2011, and the Guardian (among several others) are reporting that Luka Modric has indeed handed in a formal transfer request at Tottenham in a bid to begin forcing through a move to Chelsea.
According to the player himself, he was left with ‘no other option’ than to file a request to leave after