With just three days to go before the start of the season, unless Spurs and Real Madrid are rapidly approaching agreement behind the scenes, there seems to be no end in sight to the Luka Modric saga. In addition, there are conflicting stories as to whether a deal can be reached – as there have been for much of this summer.
Yesterday, the media was full of reports quoting the Croatia head coach Igor Stimac who felt that a transfer was almost certain – even if it took until the end of the transfer window.
“He will end up signing for Madrid before the market shuts,” Stimac said.
However, some parts of the press are suggesting that Real have offered a final, take it or leave it bid of £25m for the player and that the Spanish giants will snap up Moussa Dembele as a cheaper alternative.
Ultimately, we know very little as to what is going on but if asked to gamble, many Spurs fans might agree with Igor Stimac and predict that this will go right to the last day of the summer transfer window.