Modric refuses to travel with Tottenham to U.S.A.

Luka Modric is still pressing for the completion of his signing for Real Madrid. The most recent rebellious move on the part of the Croatian player has been to stay behind in land while the Tottenham Hotspur team flies to the United States for a small pre-season tour.

Tottenham team at the airport
Tottenham team at the airport

Modric did not turn up at London's Heathrow Airport to take the plane with the rest of his teammates at twelve mid-day. Neither was he at the Spurs training camp, where the players were to meet up prior to travelling together to the airport. So it would seem that Modric has definitely decided to take radical steps to force Tottenham into letting him go. He wants to be wearing the white Real Madrid jersey next season, and will do everything necessary to make it happen.

Spurs are now aware that the player is set on a move and won't change their mind, so they have to sell him come what may. And Real Madrid is impatiently waiting in the backroom.

The player is not even in London. He left the capital of England on Friday morning, when he was summoned for the second workout of the pre-season. The English club has not known his whereabouts for the past two days. Modric has returned to Croatia, where he waits, with his family and agents, for a transfer to Real Madrid.

Tottenham has already taken action against the refusal of the footballer. Modric faces a heavy penalty of 15,000 pounds (19,000 euros) for each day he refuses to work with his team, with which has contract to 2016 (renewed in 2010 for six years, going to earn 4 million euros net). They are the internal regulations of Tottenham and team will be inflexible. Furthermore, in asking the transfer request, the player will lose his share of the transfer, which in England is stipulated by a private contract clause the players have with their teams.

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