Will the spending start when Modric leaves?

by Matthew Harris on August 16, 2012

Things finally seem to be moving in the ongoing Luka Modric saga with reports that the player is in Madrid putting the finishing touches to this long running transfer. The press still can’t seem to decide on the fee however, with reports starting at £23m and going to £30m plus add-ons but the final sum may be a fair way short of the £40m being punted around at the start of the summer.

Whatever the figure may be, the deal could finally precipitate the kind of spending spree that most of us had been looking forward to in this transfer window.

The Guardian claims that the new arrivals will be on their way as soon as the ink is dry on Luka’s contract but the reports that pick up on the story seem to concentrate on three players – Gaston Ramirez, Yann M’Vila and Joao Moutinho.

While it’s obvious that Spurs are going to be linked with another midfielder as soon as Modric is on his way, surely a striker or two remains the first priority?

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