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Modric to Replace Scholes?

The far from surprising announcement confirming that Paul Scholes had officially retired has opened up the doors for a piece of speculative journalism.

With a big hole in our midfield the tabloid press have wasted very little time in suggesting that the player to fill that void will be Luca Modric.

The Croatian is tipped to join that familiar transfer trail from White Hart Lane to Old Trafford, a trail that has already been blazed by Michael Carrick and Dimitar Berbatov, with a fee of 25 million surfacing in some red-tops.

Modric has added further fuel to the fire by remarking to the media recently,

"If there`s an offer good for Tottenham and me, then a transfer is of course possible."

"When you experience playing in the Champions League, you want to keep playing in it."


Although Spurs have expressed no desire to break a recently signed six-year deal, it is widely acknowledged that the club, if they receive an offer they consider to be decent, usually sells.

Naturally, if that were to be the case, there`d be rivals for the players` signature, rivals that could push the price up.

We reckon this is definitely one to keep a watchful eye on this summer!



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Writer: Red Boy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday June 1 2011

Time: 4:44PM

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aint happening unless the player puts in a transfer request, no matter how many hacks fergusson has working for him in the press. If Modric asks to go then theres no way we can keep him but i dont think he will and says so himself that if he stays then thats fine with him. Got to admire Fergies control of the press though, very impressive.
jimmy-yid
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01/06/2011 16:55:00

Modric to Replace Scholes? A BIG, FAT NOOOO! Stay away from him, you monsters!
COYS_TSB
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01/06/2011 16:57:00

also, from a neutral point of view, as good as modric is, shouldnt you lot be going for sneider?? As young as modric, better than modric and will be cheaper than modric. Just curious thats all.
jimmy-yid
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01/06/2011 16:57:00

sneijder better than modric? dont know about that jimmy-yid...
mikethfc
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01/06/2011 16:58:00

Well said jimmy, go for Sneijder and leave us alone! Fergie's nose is redder than your kit!
COYS_TSB
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01/06/2011 16:59:00

oh wait, i see what you're doing there...
mikethfc
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01/06/2011 16:59:00

Sorry, yoonited, but we have our own ambitions too!
COYS_TSB
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01/06/2011 16:59:00

25mil. you're having a laugh...good luck getting Levy to sell him for anything less than 50mil.
laughter7
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01/06/2011 17:01:00

50 mil, you're having a laugh now mate. The truth is Levy would take 30-35 mil easy. A good player and would really reinforce our p1ss poor midfield. Personally though I'd rather get Sneijder, who wants to come to the club and has expressed so in the past, who will cost a further 5-10 mil on top of whatever Modric will cost.
TheFamousNo7
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01/06/2011 17:04:00

Spurs all round then here isn't it!
danielbolden
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01/06/2011 17:06:00

Modric>Sneijder
laughter7
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01/06/2011 17:07:00

One of the best midfield playmakers in the world and people are touting 25 Million!! What a joke. Modric is worth 60 million easy.
mwatspurs2
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01/06/2011 17:09:00

Not going anywhere. We have one year to get into the Champs League otherwise I'm afraid both him and Bale will be off next summer but I can't see any of our stars leaving. A few years back we had no chance of getting into CL and could look forward to a season of mediocrity but not anymore. Next season there will be 6 teams going for 4 places and you would have to say Spurs and Liverpool are favourites to miss out but anything could happen.
SteadySpur
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01/06/2011 17:21:00

leaving this summer*.
SteadySpur
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01/06/2011 17:22:00

I am a spurs fan and obviously don't want to see him go! What I would say is that I never understand why teams try to replace a simiiar player with a similar type player? Invariably it doesn't work and the new player looks out of sorts, unable to find his place in the new team. Agreed that scholesy leaves a hole, but united should look to buy the best midfielder they can, and create a new team based around the players on the roster, rather than replace like for like
Jonspurs
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01/06/2011 17:47:00

Plus - I have heard Joe Cole may be available! Ha!
Jonspurs
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01/06/2011 17:49:00

spurs paid 10m for berbatov and sold him to united for 32m...you really think anything less than 40m for a player bought for 16.5m will even be acknowledged, just because you want him doesn't mean you can get him for whatever price you quote. i doubt he'll leave but if he does, it'll be closer to 50m than 40m
pukelerry
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01/06/2011 18:12:00

Just sign Joe Cole and ****$% off!
COYS_TSB
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01/06/2011 18:13:00

I'm sorry to say but any of you Spurs fans who think you're going to get 50 mil for him are deluded. You use the current market as an example but the transfers you've seen are completely different. Firstly and foremost, striker and wingers go at a premium rate unlike midfielders, defenders and keepers. Carroll is 21 on a 5 year contract and English, no significant trophies, accolades or accomplishments thus his ridiculous price of 35 mil. Torres is a World Cup winner proven Premier League goalscorer with 2 years on his contract left thus the 50 million. Now lets compare to Modric and so who he reflects the most, Carroll or Torres. Modric, good CM but yet to prove to be a goalscorer or a consistant assister/assistee, already admitted to having his head swayed if the right offer came about, granted 5 years left on his contract but on a wage similar to Pienaar and Wes Brown, no personal accolades/accomplishments/trophies to boast, hunger to play in CL again and win trophies. Who's he more similar to, Torres or Carroll? Answer, in case you couldn't work it out for yourselves is Carroll. So 30-40 mil is his value at the most not 50 mil. In case there's still an argument lets compare him to a player superior in every way and their market value: Sneijder, worlds best CAM, World Cup finalist, Champions League, Serie A and Liga BBVA winner with 4 years left on his contract, only hint of wanting to leave is his wish to play for Man U in the PL, estimated value is 35+ mil. Modric worth more than Sneijder? Have a laugh. Hope this helps put things into perspective for ya.
TheFamousNo7
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01/06/2011 21:07:00

We should be going for Sneijder.
Kanchelskis
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01/06/2011 21:34:00

No offence to the Spurs fans, but have to agree with the reds - not the faintest chance you'll get 50m for Modric. Hell, not even our owners in their first year waould have splashed that much on them. Very good player, but i suspect you lot are wearing spurs tinted spectacles on this one (if such a thing is possible? LOL)
fifthcolumnblue
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01/06/2011 21:55:00

Personally, see as we're looking to add a bit of steel to the midfield and need someone who can play a ball like Scholes, well that's impossible but near enough to it atleast I would prefer Huddlestone. He will also offer a few goals from midfield and give the opposition something to think about. Tall, strong, good tackle and interception, good pass and range of pass and a decent right foot. 25 mil for him! What do you say?
TheFamousNo7
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01/06/2011 22:34:00

nah.. we'll keep huddlestone thanks. and moddric, (goes without saying). do u want jenas? u could play him and carrick in the middle. (won't come cheap though).
ledders77
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02/06/2011 00:17:00

TFN7 - Totally agree from a UNITED point of view 25-30m may be a reasonable price but spurs are ambitous (relatively), and to prize away a player who our team is built around you have to offer much MORE then he's worth to force us to sell. As Levy proved with Carrick and Berbatov if we sell it's on our terms. With 5 years left on his contract and in an inflated market where James 'mediocre' Milner costs a reported 26m (with Irelands value at the time) if you're looking for a cheap solution, probably look elsewhere...
phartman87
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02/06/2011 00:20:00

...and also where did you pluck this 35m for Sneijder from? Thin air or the 'media reports (LOL)'. Go to Massimo Moratti with that offer and time how long it takes him to stop laughing ;)
phartman87
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02/06/2011 00:31:00

If you want a like for like player then Snjeider is your man. Modric is a central box to box, definetly noe an attacking player. Modders is probably not going anywhere this year anyway. He is not the type of player to hand in a transfer request. Contrary to what people might think, Spurs are not a selling club. Players are only sold when a player really wants to go bad enough. Modders is not in that bracket yet.
asherthesmasher
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02/06/2011 01:37:00

If you want a like for like player then Snjeider is your man. Modric is a central box to box, definetly noe an attacking player. Modders is probably not going anywhere this year anyway. He is not the type of player to hand in a transfer request. Contrary to what people might think, Spurs are not a selling club. Players are only sold when a player really wants to go bad enough. Modders is not in that bracket yet.
asherthesmasher
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02/06/2011 01:37:00

Modric and Sneijder are completely different players, very hard to compare them as their roles and requirements within their teams differ greatly
Sensible Poster
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02/06/2011 03:20:00

joe cole is waiting for a call.
Uskok
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03/06/2011 10:26:00

 

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