Tottenham’s dismal run of form has led to some predictable stories in the press linking Luka Modric, Gareth Bale and Sandro with a move out of the club at the end of the season. With the prospect of Champions League football starting to slip, some reporters seem to have made of their minds that Bale and Modric at the very least will be on their way.
Current manager Harry Redknapp has spoken today about the situation and is adamant that both players will still be here next season.
“When they came to the club, Tottenham weren’t in the Champions League, and were nowhere near getting in the Champions League,” Harry said.
“They play for Tottenham. They’re at a great club. There’s no reason they should want to leave. If we don’t make it this year, we’ll try again next year. There’s not too many clubs they could go to better than Tottenham.
“Gareth Bale and Luka Modric have both signed long-term contracts. Gareth has had a fantastic time for a young player at Tottenham. He needs to stay a few more years yet and keep developing.”
Redknapp also claimed that the club has the potential to win the Premiership
“We’ve progressed so much in the last four years, we’ve got to keep that going and push on even more in the table and look to win a Premier League. It’s not impossible,” he added.
Of course, it may not be Harry in charge next season but it seems likely, if we cast our minds back to the Modric to Chelsea affair last summer, that Daniel Levy will be in agreement with Harry over this.