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Posted by Devang Desai under Luka Modric, Real Madrid, Transfers on Aug 16, 2012
After increasing their offer to £30m, Real Madrid is close to finalizing their transfer for Spurs midfielder Luka Modric. The always excellent Ben Smith:
The 26-year-old is expected to hold talks with Real officials in the coming days after the La Liga side revived a deal that had previously stalled. Modric is expected to undergo a medical and agree terms in the next 48 hours. Spurs are lining up replacements with Porto’s Joao Moutinho but also Rennes midfielder Yann M’Vila on the radar. Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas hopes to conclude the deal for Modric swiftly. “I think we will have a conclusion in the next couple of weeks,” he said.
The fee for Modric looks to be £25m, with a further £5m to come in bonuses. Smith reports AVB is also looking to complete a deal to bring Man City striker Emmanuel Adebayor back into the fold.
This summer has been filled with so called ‘done’ deals that never came to fruition. While I don’t recommend holding your breath, the fact that Villas-Boas has publicly stated the deal will be completed in a couple weeks is a very good sign.
Though Moutinho’s excellent performance at Euro 2012 was slightly tarnished by the midfielder’s penalty miss versus Spain, the Porto man would be an superb replacement for Modric. Cost may be an issue with Porto looking for £23.5m for Moutinho. Yann M’Vila has been linked to both Arsenal and Spurs for what feels like eons. Personality issues may have killed a move to Emirates, but at this point either club would do well to acquire him.
Posted by Richard Whittall under Luka Modric, Media, Transfers on Aug 13, 2012
When it involves Luka Modric, and when it’s reported by the Daily Mail. Does this make any sense to you whatsoever?
So to get Luka Modric, Real Madrid must pay Tottenham £35 million, except Real is only going to pay £25 million, but the deal is “done” with Spurs getting less than what they wanted (headline maybe not up-to-date?), except Modric won’t go anywhere until Tottenham buy a similar player, which means, presumably, if they don’t get one in time for the August 31st transfer window, the deal won’t be ‘done’ after all.
IS THIS THE KIND OF THING YOU REALLY WANT ME TO BE REPORTING ON?