The sale of Luka Modric has finally been confirmed on the club website after it became increasingly likely that the deal would be done early this week.
What we didn’t expect however is the confirmation of a ‘partnership agreement’ between the two clubs.
‘The Club can announce that it has signed a partnership agreement with Real Madrid FC and reached agreement for the transfer of Luka Modric, subject to medical, to the Spanish club.
The partnership agreement will see the two Clubs working together in respect of players, coaching, best practices and commercial relationships.’
“Luka has been a terrific player for us and, whilst we preferred not to part with him, we are pleased that it is to Real Madrid, a club with which we now look forward to sharing a long and productive partnership,” added Daniel Levy.
So Luka has gone but the comments are intriguing – what will they mean for Spurs moving forward?