Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has said that the future of midfielder Luka Modric is still uncertain. The Croatian was heavily linked with Chelsea in the summer. It was thought that the former Chelsea Roman Abramovich was willing to pay up to £ 40 million for the player in the summer, but Spurs still turned down the opportunity to sell him.
Only a few weeks ago, it looked like a masterstroke on behalf of both Tottenham and Harry Redknapp. Luka Modric was playing in the centre of the Tottenham midfield, which looked imperious in its quest for the Champions League places.
However, Tottenham have just one victory in their last 10 matches, and Newcastle United have recently overtaken them to the fourth position. As it stands, Tottenham will not qualify for the Champions League next season. This would mean that Tottenham would not have the opportunity to enjoy the riches on offer when a club plays in the Champions League and also the extravagant sums on offer for the Croatian. It is highly unlikely that Chelsea will return for Luka Modric in the summer. Only Manchester United are interested in signing the 27-year-old, but Sir Alex Ferguson is thought to be looking at other options due to the £ 40 million price tag on the player.
“It is up to the chairman. We were going to tie him down when Chelsea came in and the chairman was talking about getting him [a new deal], but where it is at I don’t know,” Redknapp told the reporters regarding the future of Luka Modric.
Meanwhile, Tottenham are also trying to sign Didier Drogba in the summer. The Chelsea striker is out of contract at the end of the season, but Redknapp believes that the wages of the Ivorian may be a big problem, with Inter Milan willing to pay him a small fortune to move to Serie A instead.