Exciting new today that Croation midfielder Luka Modric seems almost a Newcastle United player.
Dennis Wise – reportedly led the chase for Modric
We broke the news yesterday, after getting a translation of a Zagreb news article on the transfer, and apparently it is Dennis Wise who is leading the deal. Dinamo Zagreb representatives were in Newcastle on Tuesday and are pleased, by all reports, with the Â£12M Newcastle have offered for the 22 year-old.
The news is all over the papers this morning, with most of them reporting it’s a done deal.
This just shows the wisdom of Chris Mort in appointing a 3 man full-time recruitment team of Dennis Wise, Tony Jimenez and Jeff Vetere.
The proof of the pudding of course will be in the eating, but these guys can earn their money every year, by ensuring a good supply of top talent, both youngsters and first team players, in the years ahead.
The fact that we seem to have a coup with Modric is just fantastic, and all due credit to the recruitment team. Wonder if the gossip press will ever realize how good the organization at Newcastle is, that Chris Mort has skillfully put together?
We liked it as soon as we saw it, and it could prove huge for us in this summerâ€™s transfer window.
The Modric potential deal is certainly exciting for us all, and could be an excellent start to the transfer season for Newcastle United, which is just what we want and need.
We’ll just have to wait and see if there is any announcement from the club, that indeed the deal is done and dusted.