Monday 11 July 2011 by Formelia Alberthine

Tottenham chairman broke agreement to allow me to break my agreement, claims Modric


Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Luka Modric has criticised Chairman Daniel Levy after he broke his agreement to let him break his own agreement with Tottenham Hotspur.

The Croatian international says Daniel Levy had an agreement that should an offer from a bigger club come in for him he would be allowed to break his own agreement – an agreement which Levy has broken.

Modric believes that the club’s steadfast refusal to let their players break their agreements is indicative of a lack of loyalty shown by club chairmen throughout the Premier League.

He told reporters, “It is a joke that I have not been given the opportunity to just walk out, at the first opportunity, on a club who took a great gamble on me.”

“And why? Because chairmen show no honour when it comes to agreements to break agreements, and I’m looking at you Daniel Levy.”

Modric staying put

The Croatian international went on, “What has football become when agreements to make other agreements not worth the paper they’re written on, become worthless?”

“Daniel Levy and I had an agreement that my agreement with the club wasn’t really an agreement at all, and now he tells me that it actually IS an agreement after all? It absolutely stinks.”

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp said he longed for a return to the good old days, when money could grease the wheels of any agreement.

He told us, “Look, I’d be a fool to turn down such a massive sum for one of my players.”

“Just as long as they then produce some sort of transfer fee so the club gets something out of it, too.”

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