The proposed transfer of Luka Modric to Real Madrid isn’t the only move that seems to have dragged on for the whole of the summer window to date. Two weeks ago, former Real loanee Emmanuel Adebayor was reported to be on the verge of a permanent deal to Spurs after stories that Tottenham had agreed a fee with his parent club Manchester City.
Few Spurs fans would have expected the issue of personal terms to be straightforward however and as the start of 2012-13 looms, this particular transfer seems no nearer to a conclusion.
There was always going to be the problem of the player’s wages but it was claimed that this particular issue was being dealt with by way of a substantial signing on fee.
The saga still rumbled on however, and reports in the media today suggest that the striker is demanding the entire £5m transfer fee in order to further subsidise a drop in wages.
This may be paper talk of course but with Spurs’ striking options limited to say the least, is it time to move on and look elsewhere?