It may be that the real stumbling block in the Luka Modric deal lies in finding a player suitable or willing to come the other way as part of the transfer. In recent weeks, at least three players – Nuri Sahin, Karim Benzema and Ricardo Carvalho have been touted as possible candidates but nothing has yet materialised.
This afternoon, a fourth player has been mentioned in the shape of Real Madrid B striker Joselu. The 22 year old German born player is prolific with the B team, averaging over a goal every other game but he has little experience with the full squad. However, he has scored in both of his games for the first team so far.
The player is valued at £8million and considered surplus to requirements. Recently, he has been linked with a move to Hoffenheim but as Real and Luka become ever more desperate, it’s thought that Spurs could take advantage of the situation and bring the promising Joselu to White Hart Lane.