Chelsea FC target Luka Modric praised by Tottenham Hotspur FC boss

'Professional' Modric applauded by manager Redknapp. (credit: Wikipedia)
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has praised playmaker Luka Modric for his professional behaviour despite intense speculation about his future.

The Croatia international has been the subject of two failed bids from Chelsea so far this summer but is keen to make the switch from White Hart Lane to Stamford Bridge before the new Premier League campaign gets under way.

Modric went as far as blasting chairman Daniel Levy during an interview with Croatian newspaper Sportske Novosti, claiming the Spurs supremo “gave the public a twisted account” of showdown talks between the pair.

But Redknapp insists there have been no problems with Modric during the club’s pre-season tour of South Africa, and even handed the midfielder the captain’s armband during the 3-0 win over Orlando Pirates this weekend.

Speaking after the friendly, Redknapp told Sky Sports News: “His attitude has been first class. He has got on with it.

“There would be players when they have wanted to move that really wouldn't have wanted to be playing today and not giving 100%.

“But he only knows one way to play. He is a fantastic boy and a great professional.

“He worked hard today and his attitude couldn't be better.”

Redknapp, meanwhile, has not given up hope of keeping Modric at the club, and admits Spurs must keep hold of their star men if they want to challenge for honours.

He added: “We can't just be selling our best players off.

“Certain players just have that extra bit of class, like Rafael (van der Vaart) and Luka. We have some special players and we have to keep special players.

“They make the difference, so we have to keep Luka.”
comments powered by Disqus

All Soccer News

Recent Soccer Articles

  • Shinji Kagawa returns to Borussia Dortmund

    Manchester United playmaker Shinji Kagawa has rejoined former club Borussia Dortmund for an undisclosed fee....

  • Arsenal FC target Morgan Schneiderlin happy at Southampton FC - for now

    Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin insists he is happy at St Mary's - but has refused to commit his future to the club....

  • Loic Remy completes Chelsea FC move and signs four-year contract

    Loic Remy has completed his move from Queens Park Rangers to Chelsea....

  • Louis van Gaal: Man Utd need to finish chances

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal admits poor finishing prevented his side from picking a win at Burnley on Saturday....

  • Arsenal FC insist Joel Campbell won't be allowed to leave on loan

    Arsene Wenger has ruled out lettting Joel Campbell leave Arsenal again on loan....

  • Shinji Kagawa leaves Man Utd and returns to Borussia Dortmund

    Shinji Kagawa has left Manchester United and re-joined Borussia Dortmund on a four-year deal....

  • Arsenal FC told Carlos Bacca is not for sale

    Sevilla have told Arsenal to forget about any attempts to sign striker Carlos Bacca....

  • Real Madrid CF sign Man Utd striker Javier Hernandez on season-long loan

    Real Madrid have signed Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez on a season-long loan....

  • Falcao and De Jong to Man Utd? Arsenal FC to sign striker? Liverpool FC to sign one more? Monday's lunchtime transfer news

    Crunchsports.com's lunchtime round-up of the hottest transfer stories making the news on Monday morning ahead of the summer transfer window closing at 23:00 BST......

More Stories

Recent Articles

  • Man Utd complete Daley Blind signing

    Manchester United have completed the signing of Daley Blind from Ajax Amsterdam....

  • Arsenal FC blasted for missing out on Man Utd-bound Radamel Falcao

    Jamie Redknapp and Jamie Carragher have both expressed their dismay at Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger after Monaco striker Radamel Falcao agreed a transfer deadline day move to Manchester United....

  • Carvalho to Arsenal FC? Alli to Liverpool FC? Cleverley to leave Man Utd? Monday's transfer round-up

    Monday's round up of the top transfer stories from the past 24 hours ahead of the summer transfer window closing......

  • Hull City sign 'fantastic' Abel Hernandez for club record fee

    Hull City manager Steve Bruce has hailed new club record signing Abel Hernandez as a "fantastic" addition to his squad....

  • Man Utd boosted by Daley Blind and Angel Di Maria deals - Juan Mata

    Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata has welcomed Daley Blind to the club....

  • Burnley FC sign Chelsea FC midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah on loan

    Burnley have completed the signing of Chelsea midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah on loan until January....

  • Liverpool FC accept £13m bid for Fabio Borini from QPR - report

    Liverpool have reportedly accepted a £13million bid from Queens Park Rangers for striker Fabio Borini....

  • Man Utd to launch Kevin Strootman bid - report

    Manchester United will reportedly launch a bid to sign Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman during the January transfer window....

  • Chelsea FC goalkeeper Petr Cech not ruling out move

    Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech on Monday afternoon refused to rule out a late move away from the club....

More Stories

Latest News



Share this with your friends

To:
From:
Your comments:

Chelsea FC target Luka Modric praised by Tottenham Hotspur FC boss

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has praised playmaker Luka Modric for his professional behaviour despite intense speculation about his future.

Read more »

Log In or Sign up

Facebook User?

You can use your facebook account to sign up with Live streaming sport.

Connect with facebook
Remember me.
Did you forget your password?