In more confirmation of sad news, the Guardian is now reporting that Tottenham Hotspur are close to selling Luka Modric to Real Madrid for £26 million, plus add ons. For those of you trying to count on your fingers and toes, that is significantly less than the £40 million Daniel Levy and Spurs were reportedly holding out for.
At this point, it is pretty safe to say that Modric is a goner and that it will be for far less than what Spurs were hoping to get for the Croatian midfielder. Worse, it will be for so late in the summer that it will be tough for the team to properly reinvest that money into the squad by the end of the transfer window and starting the season with a full strength squad is already out the window.
The best that Spurs could hope for at this point is that Levy can pull a lot of add ons out of Madrid then root for Modric and Jose Mourinho's boys to play exceptionally. While £26 million or whatever that number ends up as is not what Tottenham wanted, maybe the add ons can bring that number to something more palatable.
If the Guardian is to be believed, the add ons are what is holding up the deal now. Levy is holding out for more and fingers crossed he gets it. This whole Modric transfer saga is the worst.