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Diarra Is Too Old, Benzema & Modric Too Expensive

OK, the latest transfer rumours indicate we are approaching the silly season, even though there is a World Cup on the horizon - that will make the transfer market even more frenzied if anything, though.

First, we are apparently interested in Real Madrid midfielder Mahamadou Diarra who played only sporadically for Madrid this season and who's been talking about being flattered to be linked with a club like Manchester United. Very nice of him but he'll turn 29 soon and that's not quite the age category we're looking for. I hope so, at least.

Then there are the neverending rumours about Karim Benzema. In the unlikely event that he would consider leaving Real Madrid after only one year, surely we can't afford him? He would command a hefty transfer fee and would demand very high wages. Again, very unlikely. We missed this particular train last summer I'm afraid.

Luka Modric is another name to pop up and I don't want to beat about the bush here: I would love to have him at Old Trafford, even though his finishing ability rivals that of Anderson. But he's exactly the kind of player we need now with Scholes and Giggs getting even older. But Spurs would demand an exorbitant fee for him, no doubt, especially as we now have a history of getting their best players, much to their annoyance (see Carrick and Berbatov). Too expensive for our debt-ridden club, again.




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday April 29 2010

Time: 10:28PM

Your Comments

Cant see Modric leavin Tottenham anytime soon,
Blitz
Better hope City get 4th then, as Modric won't leave if the spuds make the Champion's League. However, he might be tempted to skip the Thursday night football games, and you apparently will be handing Fergie (or whoever is your manager next season) the 75 million credit to spend, so should be within your reach.
fifthcolumnblue
i would hate to sell you modric esspecially for 25 million in value because i really think your turnout value will be double in 3 years from now....if the man could finish he would be one of the best in the world but outside of his finishing he is top in everything and to some of our ignorant fan base they seem to be satisfied with 25 million so i guess us spurs we can buy what now with how inflated players are...
RagingSpur
Modric and 25m??? simply put... ***** off.
TeddyLyon
Modric will be worth 50 milion in a year time. He is not leaving Spurs but if he does at 25... i must say that would be the bargain of the decade. He does not score, but he will get there and his touch is as best as any top player up there. I hope he never gets to u and we qualify CL so we dont have to deal with all this bullox
kosovo_spurs
Remember Lennon a couple of seasons ago? Couldn't shoot for toffee, now he's got a decent shot on him. Modric will learn, especially if Thudd teaches him. Feck me, imagine that, Modric with Huddlestone's shot technique.
bernio3000
Bollox it is, I hope we are not considering any more deals with the Spuds. We have given them truckloads of cash for Elegant but lazy footballers already! Not worth it! He IS a talented player but we need a goal scoring midfielder and he definitely isn't!
elvido
I'd rather Diarra than modric as he would certainly be value for money and I reckon he can do a real job in the Premier League due to his athleticism. We really should give cleverly a go before we go and spend a load on someone that looks good playing for spurs, we all remeber how it ended last time.
khoder
Van Der Vaart!
elvido
Modric is the best player at Spurs and is a worldclass player but will not command over 25 million anytime in England in my opinion. The English game's top midfielders traditionally have been physically robust and fairly prolific scorers of goals. Lampard, Gerrard, Fabregas all score between 15-20 goals in a season and are also physically robust to ride out harsh challenges on the field. Its sad that Modric is often targeted with agressive tackles but its a part of life in the EPL. In my view English clubs wont value Modric more than 20 million pounds. A Spanish club or a top Italian club may value him between 20-30 million.
Deltaforce
I would rather us put in that kind of money on a Milner, plays in multiple positions, more graft and makes more sense with the quotas.
elvido
 

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