Spurs boss Redknapp calls for club to open talks with Modric
Published 19/09/2011 | 10:51
HARRY Redknapp wants Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy to start talks with Luka Modric over a new contract after the Croatian scored an outstanding opener in the club's 4-0 win over Liverpool yesterday.
Modric was at the centre of one of the most protracted transfer sagas of the summer, with Spurs refusing to sell their star playmaker to Chelsea despite the west London club offering £40 million for the player.
Modric himself made it clear he wanted to move to Stamford Bridge but now appears to be keen to knuckle down for Tottenham for the rest of the season.
The 26-year-old had refused to play at Manchester United before the transfer window closed as Redknapp revealed the midfielder's focus had been affected by Chelsea's interest.
The diminutive star looked back to his best yesterday with an energetic performance that also included the goal of the game – a thundering 20-yard strike which set Spurs on their way to the hammering against Kenny Dalglish's team, who ended the match with nine men.
Redknapp is convinced Modric has moved on from the saga and wants Levy to offer him a new deal now to help keep him at White Hart Lane.