If you pay any attention to bookmakers at the moment, you may have seen that odds on Luka Modric moving to Manchester United this summer have been slashed to 1/3. It may have been inevitable that stories would re-appear once Niko Kranjcar left the club and while Luka’s future will have to wait now until Euro 2012 is over, do you get the feeling that this may be a done deal?
Ladbrokes have produced a full article on the subject today and seem certain that Modric will be gone – a year after originally handing in a transfer request. In the story they claim that –
‘The Croatian playmaker is currently away on international duty at Poland and Ukraine, but has negotiated with the Red Devils during his trip, and will seal his switch to the North-West upon his return to England.’
With Niko gone and Corluka surplus to requirements, our trio of Croatians could be reduced to zero by the start of the season. With Harry’s contract to sort out, there are obviously a lot of other things going on besides but is an air of resignation finally settling with regards to the Modric issue?