While the retirement of Paul Scholes shouldn’t really have any bearing on the future of Luka Modric, writers of football’s gossip columns have put two and two together and come up with about £25m for a United move for Luka at the latest count. As a result, a story that was already doing the rounds has gained even more momentum following Scholes’ announcement.
Those rumours started after Old Trafford Chief Executive David Gill promised supporters that the club would be more active than ever in the summer’s transfer window and they may have started with the Daily Mail, who never seem to be slow to seize an opportunity to put the boot into Spurs.
Needless to say, there’s been no official word from anybody and no specific denials as yet which suggests that all parties concerned are either on international duty or on holiday. Spurs however, are still expected to reject any approach for the supporters’ player of the year.
When Luka joined us from Dinamo Zagreb in 2008, his place was ultimately taken by Milan Badelj and he in turn is supposedly being lined up to step in at Tottenham. Badelj’s career mirrors Modric’s early years in many respects and he looks a great prospect. However, as far as all Tottenham fans are concerned, Luka is the one player in our ranks who is simply irreplaceable.