|Modric could join Real Madrid in the next days|
The setback that will delay a few days the signing is sporty. Tottenham has a problem. The English club has asked for time to Real Madrid to sign a replacement for the Croatian. The Spurs have started negotiations to recruit the substitute of Luka Modric and do not want to sell a player without another one to play in the squad. Then the Modric's move to the Real Madrid would be official.
The choice of Villas-Boas, manager of Tottenham, is Moutinho. In fact, the coach was in Aveiro on Saturday and saw him at the match Porto vs Academica (Portgual Super Cup, Moutinho played only a minutes in the second half), but Porto requests 40 million euros. Levy is not willing to pay that money and put on the table an alternative: Medo Kamara, Partizan Belgrade midfielder who would cost half. Yesterday, another name joined the list, the Rennes midfielder, M'Vila.
The idea of Mourinho is clear. He wants to close the transfer of Modric before the start of the Spanish league, on Sunday, to have no distraction element and to work with all players to face his third season on the white bench. A day earlier, on Saturday, Tottenham will debut in the Premiership against Newcastle and Villas-Boas also wants to get rid the problem. So, it seems that Modric will be Real Madrid player in the next days.
After the news about the Real Madrid interest in the player, Modric had no doubts: he wanted to land at the Bernabeu. Turned a deaf ear to the interest of PSG, held a telephone conversation with Mourinho and stood firm. After backtrack on his stance of rebellion (he moved to Croatia to force the agreement) and apologize to Daniel Levy, spoke to Villas-Boas and since then, he trains alone, waiting to solve definitely his future.
A scenario that will change in coming days because Modric is set to join today at the training stage of Croatia in Split. Stimac, new national coach, has called him for a match on Wednesday, to play against Switzerland. Modric takes 56 days without a game since June 18, when he faced Spain in the European Championships and was removed (0-1). The Croatian counts the days remaining to play in white, to play with the Real Madrid jersey.