PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 29: Luka Modric of Croatia looks on prior to the International friendly match between France and Croatia at Stade de France at Stade de France on March 29, 2011 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
Not possible you say? Nay! It is. Here. Take a look at this article from The Guardian with real quotes from Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp. In the article Redknapp asserts that he would be able to field a much better team if the club were to sell Luka Modric.
He's had his head turned. I want to see him here at the start of the year, but if he goes then you get three or four players [in]. They're your options: get the money and get four players and, in all honesty, have a better team, or keep Luka who is a fantastic player.
I'm not sure if reason has finally reached White Hart Lane or if Harry had hit the bottle a touch earlier than usual, but the fact that someone in management has come to this realization is comforting. We'd all love to have Luka Modric in the squad once the season finally begins, but we'd also like at least two or three new players and that's exactly what the sale of Modric could mean.
Redknapp goes on to state that players like Gareth Bale and Rafael Van der Vaart are looking at what's going on with the club and hoping for improvement or they may choose to leave in the future. Harry is hopeful of adding Emmanuel Adebayor in the near future and believes Spurs fans will welcome him with open arms:
Arsenal fans hate him so Tottenham fans will love him," Redknapp said. "He's got an advantage by upsetting them. He'll be a hero. If he comes and his head's on, he can be fantastic. It's a loan deal anyway, so you can't go wrong. He was fantastic against us for Real Madrid; we couldn't handle him. If he's at it and really wants to play, which he has to want to do, then he could be sensational.
So there you have it everyone. Modric on the way out, Adebayor and three or four more players on the way in. Thoughts?