United have tabled a bid for Spurs playmaker Luka Modric according to the Sun’s Neil Custis, who claims the North Londoners are ready to sell one of their prized assets.
The Sun notes:
Boss Alex Ferguson has offered Tottenham a £25million fee, rising to £30m based on appearances and success.
Modric, 26, will be handed a four-year deal worth £26m.
His wages of £125,000 a week will put him among the big earners at Old Trafford.
Modric has kept up to date with talks while at Euro 2012 with Croatia and will seal the move on his return.
This will be music to many United fans ears- if it turns out to be true, which admittedly is a big ‘if’, as many see the Croatian as the only real contender to take over from Paul Scholes.
The fee being quoted seems realistic without being insulting to Spurs nor over-the-top for a player with very little re-sale value should he complete three of his four year contract.
My only concern with this deal -again should it be true- is that it could spell the end for Tom Cleverley, a player who at the beginning of last season, looked destined to take United to another level.
Although most fans would rather see Modric over Cleverley, I still can’t help but feel diminutive young Yorkshireman may still have a bright future at Old Trafford if he can just avoid serious injury.
All this is pure conjecture of course as there’s no evidence yet that the Sun’s story is even true, but if you want you can read it in full here: