If Modric is off then who’s next?

by Matthew Harris on June 27, 2012

Up until this point there has been no official transfer request from Luka Modric but if the player’s reported quotes are anything to go by, it seems almost certain that the Croatian midfielder is off to pastures new.

Here’s what Modric had to say about the next step in his career.

“I’m going to play in the Champions League, I want to win that competition. I’m not going to be able to achieve my dream here.”

While various clubs have been mentioned so far this summer, it seems that Real Madrid may be moving into pole position and some parts of the media are claiming that the player has already agreed personal terms with the Spanish club.

Tottenham will obviously need to replace Modric but who could step into his boots? The proposed hijack of the Gylfi Sigurdsson deal looks a good option while most of the current reports also suggest that Daniel Levy is determined to get a player back from Madrid as part of any transfer. That could mean that midfielder Nuri Sahin comes to the Lane for the start of the season.

Other stories claim that Levy is looking at Ricardo Carvalho too so overall, would it be a disaster if Luka walks and could either of these midfield players do an equal or better job in 2012-13?

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