Newcastle have missed out on Croation star Luka Modric, who will sign for Spurs this morning for about Â£15.5M
Luka Modric – ops for Spurs
The Barclays Premier League club have beaten competition from Newcastle United, Chelsea and Manchester City for the signature of the Croatia midfield player from Dynamo Zagreb. There are believed to be additional payments if the Croatia star meets certain targets.
The news is that Modric flew to London this morning to have a medical, discuss personal terms, and is expected to watch the match against Bolton Wanderers this afternoon.
The news reports suggest Newcastle offered about the same amount but Tottenham had said they would match Newcastle’s offer, whatever it was. But the Croatian star has chosen Tottenham. Once reason has to be that we cannot offer European football next season.
This is a huge blow to Newcastle fansâ€™ hopes of attracting a player who is world class and will only get better.
We knew Tottenham were in the race all along, and we understand even yesterday that Newcastle were trying hard to close the deal. But it looks like the deal has been closed by Tottenham.
We’re extremely disappointed at this, and believe us – that’s a huge understatement.
We now need to wallop West Ham today.