Friday, 10 October 2008

Tabloid rumour of the day

Juventus have added Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric to their January hitlist, according to reports in Italy.

Claudio Ranieri's side are ready to make a move for the Croatian playmaker, who has failed to impress since his £16.6m move from Dinamo Zagreb, when the transfer window reopens.

Spurs manager Juande Ramos has struggled to accomodate Modric in his line-up and Juventus are ready to test his resolve with a £30m bid.

Corriere dello Sport says Juve chiefs are desperate to find a playmaker after pulling out of a deal to sign Liverpool's Xabi Alonso in the summer.

More mad-up mayhem from the press. Although Levy might get a little turned on with the amount of profit he could make if he agreed to this. If, of course, it formed some part of reality. Which it doesn't.

Does it?


JimmyG2 said...

Modric admits that he has not settled and a knee injury has added to his problems.
It would be madness to even think of selling him at this stage.Good players and managers dont become bad ones over night.
But as with Keane Levy's instinct would be to grab a quick profit.
As you say its almost certainly invented.

Oracle said...

No chance this is true. Modric needs time to settle. Would have been easy for him to do so if we had balance and class around him in midfield.

We bought little, but not large. He needs a true centre mid partner.

Shelf Side Warrior said...

Modric, Bentley, Gio - all bought as 'team replacements' for Robbie and DM. And all three of them are struggling.

The Truthness said...

Gio struggling? I wouldn't say that. Although it was always a signing that should not have been deemed as a first squad certainty. He is young and should be used as an impact sub. Bentley and Modric should rise to the occasion. Modric, you can allow for a settling in period. Bentley has been nothing short of pathetic.