Thursday, 17 May 2012

Luka at it again

After last years summer of endless speculation over Luka Modric's future it seemed that Luka had put it all behind him, performing to a fantastically high standard and playing a key part in our rise back into the top four. His flair in midfield combined with his composure on the ball is a huge trait of the free flowing football the team plays and when he's on form he really is unstoppable.

However it appears Modric is holding the club hostage once again according to many reports, telling the Mirror that “I will decide about my future after the Euros". Well I've got news for you Luka; your chairman is Daniel Levy and I think you'll find that he'll decide where you are after the Euro's especially with four years left to run on your contract.

Of course football is filled with mercenaries in this day and age with little care for the clubs they play for, but for a player who was fairly unknown before Spurs picked him up at a risky price of £16.5 million, Modric is showing the club a massive lack of respect.

There is the argument that you should never keep a player who is unhappy as they will bring the team spirit down. However that wasn't evident at the beginning of the season, with Luka's return to the team bringing us the best football we've seen at the lane for arguably the last 20 years.

If he were to move on options to fill his role tend to be defensive with Livermore, Huddlestone or Sandro likely to partner Parker if the worst scenario came to fruition. Whilst all good players they do not possess the creativity and subtlety of the Croatian dynamo. There is the argument that Van Der Vaart could slip back into Modric's position as he does for the Dutch team, but we'd then have to fill his role.

Recent twitter rumours have suggested Redknapp & co have made a move for Fulham's Moussa Dembele and this could suggest forward planning ahead of the potential departure of Modric.

Whilst he is a very good player and most Spurs fans would struggle to disagree that his loss would be weakening the team, the club has to make a stance. No player is bigger than our club.

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