Luka Modric eventual transfer fee poll

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Everyone's other favourite player isn't gonna move, alright?

But if he does, right, what would he fetch?

Poll Results

OptionVotes
30m 6
Lol 4
40m 3
18m plus Berbatov lol 2
Won't move 2
22m lol 0
More than any of these 0
Less than any of these 0


beta the drivel you know (darraghmac), Friday, 17 June 2011 09:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

£35m

Matt DC, Friday, 17 June 2011 09:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

probably. Tho throwing in 5m increments seemed silly

beta the drivel you know (darraghmac), Friday, 17 June 2011 09:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

Matt's may be right but lol obv.

Upt0eleven, Friday, 17 June 2011 09:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

£30m will do it I think, though £20-odd-m plus Berbatov has got to be a possibility.

I got quite depressed last night when I realised that the prospect of him staying is zero, sorry to say.

Ismael Klata, Friday, 17 June 2011 09:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

Thing is, he doesn't seem to want to go that much, it's not like Berbatov who basically spent the entire summer flouncing around like Kevin the Teenager.

It's a case of Levy's resolve really - you've got to factor in the cost and likelihood of finding an adequate replacement, and whether it's worth writing off a couple of years of the club's development.

Matt DC, Friday, 17 June 2011 09:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

30m won't do it

a swap deal that values berbatov at anything over 10m is not gonna happen. And i gotta say that on-pitch he'd be brilliant to have back, i don't know a single spurs fan wants him back.

Spurs midfield without modric

Bale thudd sandro lennon vdv kranjcar pienaar

I don't think replacing him is the problem, tbph. We're going to have to rethink last year's system anyway, and i don't know if vdv as auxiliaru striker was ever the plan

But selling without being under and real pressure from the player or financial circs to do so would be a disaster. We should have qualified for the cl again last season but letting modric go as much as admits that the club see our one year in the cl as the exception as opposed to an expectation

beta the drivel you know (darraghmac), Friday, 17 June 2011 10:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

I sort of keep forgetting that VDV is at the club.

Matt DC, Friday, 17 June 2011 10:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

A Utd-Chelsea bidding war, though - it's not going to end with both failing, regardless of whether Luka is set on it or not (and he's made CL noises, so he is really because it'd be silly to bank on Spurs getting there again)

Ismael Klata, Friday, 17 June 2011 10:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

he's not set on anything, i think, but yeah i think he'd be ok with doubling his wages at a title contender alright. As long as he keeps his mouth shut throughout i'll wish him well.

A bidding war btwn utd, chelsea and city would be a nice way to sell any player.

20m plus drogba plus anelka hurrah

beta the drivel you know (darraghmac), Friday, 17 June 2011 10:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

Struggling to work out how Luka would fit into Chelsea's midfield especially with Lampard in there, whereas I can see him slotting right into United's.

Matt DC, Friday, 17 June 2011 10:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

i should have made clearer- i'd be ok with him going under two conditions- make it early, make it > 40m

beta the drivel you know (darraghmac), Friday, 17 June 2011 10:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

xp yeah, would prefer to see him at utd than anyone else, because dear god they need to sign someone who can play a bit.

beta the drivel you know (darraghmac), Friday, 17 June 2011 10:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

I think £40m's silly, but then I thought getting £30m for Xabi Alonso was a decent deal and look how that worked out.

Ismael Klata, Friday, 17 June 2011 10:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

context, ismael, points to an enormous fee. We have no other reason to sell.

Even his own agent had a lol at 22m.

beta the drivel you know (darraghmac), Friday, 17 June 2011 10:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

I suppose. I'd still guess it's more likely that Spurs cave in at thirty though. £40m slots Luka in between Zidane and Figo at #6 in the alltime list, and I just can't see it, much as I love the lad.

Ismael Klata, Friday, 17 June 2011 10:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

the high-end market is recession-proof.

A well to say it's .5 crons

beta the drivel you know (darraghmac), Friday, 17 June 2011 10:53 (seven years ago) Permalink

I guess I just have trouble seeing him in the elite/elite bracket, in terms of commercial value more than ability tbh but both to some extent. But then there's Andy Carroll smiling away at #8, so.

Ismael Klata, Friday, 17 June 2011 10:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

Struggling to work out how Luka would fit into Chelsea's midfield especially with Lampard in there

Lampard will be 33 on Monday

R. Stornoway (Tom D.), Friday, 17 June 2011 11:00 (seven years ago) Permalink

I'll send him a cake.

Matt DC, Friday, 17 June 2011 11:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

* insert fat bastard joke here *

R. Stornoway (Tom D.), Friday, 17 June 2011 11:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

he will eat it.

I know what you're sayin ismael, modric doesn't get 40 goals a season or anything, but for a player of his quality on a long contract, the premium will be notable. Twice what we paid will be too little

beta the drivel you know (darraghmac), Friday, 17 June 2011 11:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

Also all United or Chelsea's good players will play better with Modric in the team.

Matt DC, Friday, 17 June 2011 11:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

I'd probably take 30m plus Berbatov.

It would put 'arry and Levy in a difficult position though. Unless they go out and spend all the cash, and more, on a high-profile star (either a direct replacement or another striker), it'll have a knock-on effect on our ability to keep people like Bale and VDV. I can't see someone like Pastore or Cavani joining. How many players of Modric's calibre would come?

модный хипстер (ShariVari), Friday, 17 June 2011 11:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

I'd probably take 30m plus Berbatov.

Don't want to twist your arm or anything. I'm more likely to play for Spurs next season (well, Alan Hutton managed it) than Spurs to get 30m plus Berbatov...

R. Stornoway (Tom D.), Friday, 17 June 2011 11:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

True. I'm not sure how much United are valuing Berbatov at and how much they want to get rid of him.

модный хипстер (ShariVari), Friday, 17 June 2011 11:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

exactly

Xp yeah, matt otm too. Modric is a 'missing link' player.

Truthfully though, with the forward line we played last season he's wasted. In a team the calibre of chelsea or city he'd move them up a level all by himself.

Utd prob need another midfielder as well as him though.

beta the drivel you know (darraghmac), Friday, 17 June 2011 11:14 (seven years ago) Permalink

Part of me thinks £30m is reasonable, but then I remember that Chelsea just forked out £50m on Torres and I can't see Levy taking any less than £38m. Like Darragh said don't think Modric will kick up a fuss if he ends up staying so it's not essential that Spurs sell unless Levy/Harry would quite like the money to strengthen the team in other areas (frwd, gk)

pandemic, Friday, 17 June 2011 12:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

I went with 'won't move'. Wishful thinking maybe.

pandemic, Friday, 17 June 2011 12:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

veering towards won't move alright- i cant see anyone meeting the valuation we're likely to stick to.

beta the drivel you know (darraghmac), Friday, 17 June 2011 13:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

can see city offering close to £40m

de jong, modric, touré is a contendah

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:WhiteAmericanFolks.jpg (nakhchivan), Friday, 17 June 2011 13:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

certainly better than the current title winning midfield

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:WhiteAmericanFolks.jpg (nakhchivan), Friday, 17 June 2011 13:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

the last top level central midfielder to be transferred was xabi alonso in 2009, and that was £30m for a player two years older

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:WhiteAmericanFolks.jpg (nakhchivan), Friday, 17 June 2011 13:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

Not sure about that: Yaya Toure £24m, Ozil £12m (must've been more?), Meireles £10m-ish all not so far off Modric imo

Ismael Klata, Friday, 17 June 2011 13:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

ozil is an amid/support striker, and in last year of contrac

touré wasn't quite proven in any given role, though he's probably found his niche now

meireles not really first rate hence fee

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:WhiteAmericanFolks.jpg (nakhchivan), Friday, 17 June 2011 13:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

luka m's actual value probably about £30m, but in a summer of inflated transfers and after a bidding war w/ ynahtid and chelsea, it's not unfeasible that city pay £40m

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:WhiteAmericanFolks.jpg (nakhchivan), Friday, 17 June 2011 13:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

deems should be more worried about citeh sending adebayor in return, possibly after levy sniffs at a lower exchange offer from chelsea containting drogba, while muttering something about amortisation

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:WhiteAmericanFolks.jpg (nakhchivan), Friday, 17 June 2011 13:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

this is so depressing

mizzell, Friday, 17 June 2011 14:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

xp aint that the truth tho

beta the drivel you know (darraghmac), Friday, 17 June 2011 14:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

halcyon days

beta the drivel you know (darraghmac), Sunday, 19 June 2011 15:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

thank christ for rory mcilroy huh

Utd to bid 30m for rormac now

beta the drivel you know (darraghmac), Sunday, 19 June 2011 15:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

Think they're going in for Usain Bolt, pretty sure he's better than half their first team at the mo.

j/k lacan (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 19 June 2011 15:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

chelsea type player imo

beta the drivel you know (darraghmac), Sunday, 19 June 2011 16:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Sunday, 19 June 2011 23:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

story in the independent now claiming he will take it all back, or clarify that he meant he will be happy to go if the club want to sell him.

mizzell, Monday, 20 June 2011 02:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

all arry's idea to squeeze levy

beta the drivel you know (darraghmac), Monday, 20 June 2011 08:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

'arry 'as suggested he might be after a couple of big top tops to convince Modric and Bale to stay. It'll be interesting to see where he'd want them to play. If the Leandro Damaio interest is as solid as the papers suggest and the bids for Dembele and Abel Hernandez were legit, it might not be up front, unless we're going to have a total clear-out.

модный хипстер (ShariVari), Monday, 20 June 2011 08:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

Story in the Independent seems to suggest that Modric doesn't have the stomach for a fight and won't force the move, I suppose a Gareth Barry/Liverpool situation is as good as we can hope for here.

Modric and Bale are both young, we may placate them by saying we'll sell one or both later if we get another season out of them. Redknapp will be happy as it makes it likelier that Levy will be bounced into behaving like a big club - ie making a couple of big signings without having to wait for the moon on a stick to come in from the Bentley deal.

Also apparently Kia Joorabchian is involved in some way? That's not good news and is bound to annoy Levy. Like, he'd stand to get a fee if Modric was sold to Chelsea but not to another club, or something? Very dodgy.

Matt DC, Monday, 20 June 2011 08:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

well fuck that, we should just shoot the cunt

Modric will be ok if he stays. He's got five years of a contract, it was a pretty stupid move by him tbh.

I think the chances of him going were far greater before he opened his mouth

beta the drivel you know (darraghmac), Monday, 20 June 2011 09:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Monday, 20 June 2011 23:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

I had my head in my hands at that point I'm afraid.

Chris, Saturday, 25 June 2011 21:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

fair point

good article about the lovable tyke in goal.com- why is luka modric so highly rated when lampard scores more and fabregas has more assists, they conclude that it's because he's good at other stuff.

remarkable stuff

Chunks on strippers is the game of my frog (darraghmac), Saturday, 25 June 2011 21:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

The Modric rumour seems to be stemming from "TransferUpdate" on Twitter, who seems a tad suspect to say the least

Number None, Saturday, 25 June 2011 21:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

deems should be more worried about citeh sending adebayor in return, possibly after levy sniffs at a lower exchange offer from chelsea containting drogba, while muttering something about amortisation

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:WhiteAmericanFolks.jpg (nakhchivan), Friday, 17 June 2011

who shivs a git (darraghmac), Wednesday, 20 July 2011 23:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

Had an inkling this was possible when he scored two v Spurs in Madrid in April. You could do a lot worse.

Drogba news gone quiet lately, I suppose he's staying.

boxall, Wednesday, 20 July 2011 23:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah looks like drogba stays, tho apparently moves were mad efor lukaku today so....

i rate adebayor's ability, but his attitude stinks

if we're loaning strikers then sturridge pls

who shivs a git (darraghmac), Wednesday, 20 July 2011 23:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

in fact, part swap for modric would be good business there

who shivs a git (darraghmac), Wednesday, 20 July 2011 23:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

and so it looks like going

who shivs a git (darraghmac), Sunday, 24 July 2011 17:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

So making him captain didn't work then? What's your source here, I thought Chelsea were more interested in Pastore now.

boxall, Sunday, 24 July 2011 17:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

source is pmac, by text, from tesco. dunno where he gets his info tbh

who shivs a git (darraghmac), Sunday, 24 July 2011 18:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

Gotta add that one to my RSS, thanks for the heads-up.

boxall, Sunday, 24 July 2011 18:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

he'll not be happy at being outed

Ismael Klata, Sunday, 24 July 2011 18:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

ya never set me wrong yet iirc

who shivs a git (darraghmac), Sunday, 24 July 2011 18:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

Saw a copy of the Daily Star on Sunday on the Tube earlier, the back page had Chelsea bidding £27mn for Modric with Sturridge going to Spurs as part of the deal iirc.

James Mitchell, Sunday, 24 July 2011 20:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

i

who shivs a git (darraghmac), Sunday, 24 July 2011 22:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

i would take that?

who shivs a git (darraghmac), Sunday, 24 July 2011 22:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah, i would take that

who shivs a git (darraghmac), Sunday, 24 July 2011 23:00 (seven years ago) Permalink

Sturridge and 'arry at Spurs would be a lethally funny combo for ILF lols.

James Mitchell, Monday, 25 July 2011 07:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

daniel sturridge has had a right gone to spurs

CH3C(O)N(CH3)2 (darraghmac), Monday, 25 July 2011 10:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

Apparently he's been okay in pre-season, attitude-wise? Sort of hoping Chelsea just get bored and look elsewhere.

Matt DC, Monday, 25 July 2011 10:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

His comments on Ade in that piece are otm.

boxall, Thursday, 18 August 2011 05:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

What a thing to say in public about Modric though. How's Levy going to react when he sees that?!

Ismael Klata, Thursday, 18 August 2011 05:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

'arry has most likely convinced his 'airman that he's sufficiently adept at reverse psychology to keep Luka out of 'elsea's 'hands.

boxall, Thursday, 18 August 2011 05:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

typo there at the end, distracted from re-reading above. I'll be sad if he goes somewhere and is a reserve but great thread regardless.

boxall, Thursday, 18 August 2011 06:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

That looks like Redknapp and Levy are at loggerheads to me. Redknapp presumably frustrated at Levy's refusal to part without any cash without having first sold the deadwood he's put a prohibitive price tag on, when one player at a stroke could make £35m-£40m.

But at the same time we don't know who he's targeting, whether they'll come to Spurs, whether they'll actually improve the team (as opposed to replacing Kranjcars with Pienaars and making no net improvement whatsoever), and whether we'll end up with a hole in the squad and a load of unspent or wasted money at the end.

Personally I think he's trying to con Levy into getting his chequebook out. Doubt Harry likes spending an entire summer sitting around not being able to make signings.

Matt DC, Thursday, 18 August 2011 08:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

It's the sort of thing that could end 'redknapp out' to me - not only undermining the public line, but shifting blame for underperformance onto Levy. The only benefit (assuming as I do that you can't possibly be better off shorn of Modric) is in getting Modric onside personally if he needs it, but even that's got a huge backhanded insult in there.

Ismael Klata, Thursday, 18 August 2011 08:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

said for a while now that 35m spent well leaves us a better team if modric goes.

That was on condition of keeping niko, tho

10/11 of a dead jesus (darraghmac), Thursday, 18 August 2011 09:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

There's also the possibility that Redknapp is trying to rush Chelsea into a bid they can then reject.

Matt DC, Thursday, 18 August 2011 09:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

Redknapp has not really spent particularly well over his time at Spurs actually. Dunno if successful moves for Samba, Benayoun and Kalou and a failed bid for Eden Hazard will make much net improvement really.

Matt DC, Thursday, 18 August 2011 09:53 (seven years ago) Permalink

that's true, though i'd want to see a list to judge tbh

10/11 of a dead jesus (darraghmac), Thursday, 18 August 2011 09:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

rejected £40m

diouf est le papa du foot galsen merde lè haters (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 31 August 2011 20:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

See you in January.

Chris, Wednesday, 31 August 2011 20:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

Blimey I got something right for once.

pandemic, Wednesday, 31 August 2011 22:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

missed a trick with poll closing date huh

Will remember that for jan

Juata Man (darraghmac), Wednesday, 31 August 2011 22:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

levy otm he's worth 50m now

talking heads, quiet smith (darraghmac), Sunday, 18 September 2011 15:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

levy still otm

occupy wall street 2: rummy never sleeps (darraghmac), Wednesday, 2 November 2011 12:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

who next for a thread in this vein

is there even anyone any good left at a club likely to sell?

could have had a whole board on Southampton last month obv

your favourite misread ILX threads (darraghmac), Friday, 25 July 2014 08:15 (four years ago) Permalink

Ross Barkley, but not this summer.

Ismael Klata, Friday, 25 July 2014 08:29 (four years ago) Permalink

fans of the board don't want to hear about next summer klata

your favourite misread ILX threads (darraghmac), Friday, 25 July 2014 08:53 (four years ago) Permalink

Gotta say my love for Luka hasn't really survived his haircut

Ismael Klata, Friday, 25 July 2014 08:55 (four years ago) Permalink

herself is the same

your favourite misread ILX threads (darraghmac), Friday, 25 July 2014 08:59 (four years ago) Permalink

we have so much in common

Ismael Klata, Friday, 25 July 2014 09:03 (four years ago) Permalink

get out of it

she's still got William fichtner I suppose

your favourite misread ILX threads (darraghmac), Friday, 25 July 2014 09:23 (four years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

Jaysus

things you looked shockingly old when you wore (darraghmac), Friday, 2 March 2018 18:15 (nine months ago) Permalink

Fucking hell imagine if Luka had gone to Chelsea. He'd be at Palace now.

Matt DC, Friday, 2 March 2018 23:58 (nine months ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

the twitter reaction to my boy winning is .... negative

puppy bash (darraghmac), Tuesday, 4 December 2018 09:29 (one week ago) Permalink

Lynchpin of the midfield that won three CL titles in a row, World Cup final, voted best player at the World Cup, what more does a lad have to do?

Matt DC, Tuesday, 4 December 2018 09:39 (one week ago) Permalink

fine choice with me

but can he twerk?

nxd, Tuesday, 4 December 2018 09:44 (one week ago) Permalink

"the one i may have offended"

Sincere apologies to the one I may have offended. My point was : I don’t invite women to twerk but dance on a Sinatra song. Watch the full sequence People who have followed me for 20 years know how respectful I am especially with women pic.twitter.com/pnZX8qvl4R

— Martin Solveig (@martinsolveig) December 3, 2018

think the chasing pack caught up with messi + ronaldo this year, obvs gonna happen eventually, happy to see a new winner

nxd, Tuesday, 4 December 2018 09:46 (one week ago) Permalink


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