So the unthinkable now seems inevitable, and Chelsea will probably get their man.
It pains me to say this, as I really do believe that Luka Modric is irreplaceable. Having watched the little maestro dictate the play of games at the Lane on many occasions, it’s understandable why Spurs don’t want to sell the Croatian international and it he will certainly be a great asset to an ageing Chelsea squad.
Whilst I’d be happy for the whole transfer saga to break down and Luka to stay, I’m also of the opinion that the deal could be a blessing in disguise for Spurs. My reasons to be positive are this:
1. £30-£35 million would represent a 200% profit on the player, and the money can be used to improve the squad.
2. Losing the creativity that Modric provides will force Harry to use other squad players (particularly Niko Kranjcar, who once again has shown loyalty by opting to fight for his place) and we also have further options such as Giovanni, Huddlestone, or even Bentley.
3. Without Modric playing, Rafael VDV can be dropped deeper into midfield, this will allow the Dutch midfielder more space to work his talents, Spurs can play a 4-4-2 system with 2 recognised strikers and hopefully this will help kill off the weaker teams in contrast to last terms struggles.
So whilst losing a player like Luka isn’t a situation any Spurs fan would welcome, you have to be positive and think that every cloud has a silver lining.
Look at how Liverpool used the Torres money and remember that no player is bigger than the club!