Well, this makes those Yann M'Vila rumors make a bit more sense, doesn't it? Not that M'Vila is a like-for-like replacement for Modric, but he's at least a midfielder who can pass that sits deep. Anyway, the Daily Mail published a story today that Tottenham Hotspur have agreed to sell Luka Modric to Real Madrid for £25m, provided they have a replacement lined up before the sale is completed. This would mean Daniel Levy caved big time.
The Mail cites 'reports out of Spain', but a quick search of Google.es finds a whole lot of reports out of Spain that all point back to one original report, the one by very large and popular paper AS. So the Mail jacked a big paper's story, acted like it wasn't really their story and, instead, common knowledge, then called it 'reports out of Spain'. Nice.
Anyway, I don't really believe this and it doesn't add up at all. Even if he's getting M'Vila for a cut price, I don't think Levy would cave so hard on his asking price for Modric. If we sell Modric for £25m and buy M'Vila for £10m, that's not a bad piece of business, but selling Modric for that small of a fee after holding out for so long isn't going to be good for us in future transfer negotiations.
An M'Vila-Sandro-Sigurdsson midfield is top quality, though. I'll live with it if this is true.
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