Spurs promised Modric says Redknapp

Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has added to the saga of Luka Modric’s proposed move to Real Madrid.

The Croatian midfielder has made no secret of his desire to move to the Santiago Bernabeu over the summer and even refused to travel with the Spurs squad on their pre-season tour to the United States.

However, Redknapp is quoted by The Sun newspaper as saying that Spurs Chairman Daniel Levy promised the 26-year-old last summer that he would not stand in his way if the player signed a new deal.

“I would not be sure Luka would start the season at Tottenham. The club would be happy to sell if they get the right money.

“The Chairman said to him last year ‘give us one more season and if Real come in I won’t stand in your way’, said Redknapp, who was axed as boss at White Hart Lane in June.

Spurs are understood to have rejected a €35m offer from Madrid and have insisted the playmaker will not be sold for less than €45m.

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