MILAN ITALY - FEBRUARY 14: Luka Modric of Tottenham Hotspur in action during a training session on the day before the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 1st leg match between AC Milan and Tottenham Hotspur at the San Siro Stadium on February 14 2011 in Milan Italy. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
The BBC is now reporting that Luka Modric's transfer saga is finally coming to a close. More of the details of the prospective transfer from Tottenham Hotspur to Real Madrid are finally coming out. The fee is believed by some news outlets to be £30 million initially with an additional £8 million in add-ons. The BBC, however, believes the fee to be closer to £25 million with an additional £5 in add-ons.
Obviously, the BBC is a bit more trustworthy when it comes to these sorts of things, but I really hope the deal goes above £30 million because then we get more money. I think if the fee is only £25 million, even with the additional money in add-ons, it represents a bit of a failure for the club. Daniel Levy believes his tactics will pull the most value out of his players, but a fee of less than £30 million is certainly not even close to the most value Levy could have gotten.
The 26-year-old, Modric, 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. So, it's looking pretty likely that by the beginning of next week Luka Modric will no longer be a member of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.