Spurs’ Luka Modric’s price stays at £35 million, says Villas-Boas
New head coach Andre Villas-Boas has clarified that Luka Modric can leave Tottenham Hotspur if the asking price of £35 million is met by Real Madrid or Manchester United.
The signing spree before the start of the new season has ensured cash registers ringing for the English clubs. Modric is strongly being pursued by Real Madrid, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain. Spanish giants Real Madrid are leading the chase while reports of the club closing in on the asking price for Modric.
However, Andre Villas-Boas is determined to leave the mid-fielder only if the asking price is met. AVB said, “There has been continuous interest in Modric from three different clubs. But it’s important for Tottenham to hold on to their rights. His situation will continue as it is until the price is right. Luka is an intelligent person and understands the club have to defend his value, their values, rights and interests.”
Modric is still under contract at White Hart Lane until 2016 but gave a statement revealing his desire to leave the club after the Spurs failed to qualify for the Champions League in the last season. Modric joined Spurs in 2008 for £16.5 million. AVB is on a transfer spree with a spending capacity of £70 million this summer.
The other hot players on Villas-Boas’ radar are French goal keeper Hugo Lloris from Lyon for £13.5 million and Emmanuel Adebayor from Manchester City for £5 million. AVB has already pocketed Gylfi Sigurdsson, who scored the opening goal in his first match at Stevenage, from Swan City for £8 million.