After the events of the weekend, there is bound to be another summer or speculation over Tottenham’s top players ahead– most notably Gareth Bale and Luka Modric. The game in Munich had barely finished before the first Modric to Madrid story had emerged and to be honest, another bid from the Croatian to leave the club seems somewhat inevitable.
As Luka had his head turned by Chelsea last year, we all remember the sight of our Chairman at White Hart Lane winding down his window and talking to reporters. The message was clear – Luka was under contract and not for sale.
As for this summer, former Spur Alan Mullery hopes Levy will take the same stance.
“The one person who has got to remain strong is the chairman and my belief is that Daniel Levy will,” Mullery said.
“I think big clubs will come in and if huge sums of money are submitted, like if someone bids £40million for Gareth Bale, there is always a temptation to sell.
“But those players are under long-term contracts and there is no reason why they should go.”
Mullery also feels that Bale in particular is still learning and needs longer to develop at Spurs.
“I still think Bale’s education should be at Tottenham; he was magnificent in Europe the season before last but has still got a bit of learning to do,” he added.
As Mullery infers, it could be a long summer of rumours but will Levy stay strong once again or will one of our players at least (Modric?) be on his way this time.