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The Chelsea midfielder has also been critical of Grant's managerial policies which saw Lampard play a four-minute cameo role against Olympiacos on Tuesday

Where exactly?

Loz,

Lamp's came out the other day and said 'we needed a settled side for the season run in'.

Surely even you can see, that he has taken a pop at Grant there?! icon_wink.gif

Good news about the Modric fee - £1.5m if he buys himself out? A very tidy bit of business that could be!

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Not really sure about this Modric guy. He seems interesting with all his talent and young age but I'm not sure if he is strong enough. VDV seems strong, lets get him instead.

Ask Peter Kenyon and he will give you an answer as soon as he's finished discussing this year's accounts.

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I agree Qaz, there is no way a smaller club will let one of their prize assets leave for such a small fee. I think that Modric is a great talent, but I do wonder if buying him would just be for the sake of buying him. I hope he doesn't go to Le arse, because then it would be another misguided case of wengers paedo ways of bringing up the youngsters

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What a performance Modric put in last night against Scotland. He showed a great range of passing, great touch, quite a bit of strength for a small guy and he was able to pick the small passes that others just don't see, a Fabregas or a Deco. Really excited about this boy now and hope we at least make an attempt to sign him. Along with Alan Hutton he was the best man of the park, both would be excellant additions to our squad icon_wink.gif

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The Chelsea midfielder has also been critical of Grant's managerial policies which saw Lampard play a four-minute cameo role against Olympiacos on Tuesday

Where exactly?

I can't remember where I read it, but there was an article talking about the fact that Frank was extremely hacked off about being on the bench for that match and even more annoyed when Grant was so indecisive in the second half about who to take off that in the end he only came on for the last 4 mins.

It was a newspaper so it may not all be true!

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I've seen Modric play since he was 18 and I'm still watching him every week. Trust me on this:he can play where ever he wants. ANY club in the world, at starting 11 straight away! Sure, Premier league is very demanding but that's exactly the challenge he needs and wants. The boy is ready for the big scene. It won't happen by magic and he'll probably need some adjusting period like most player that come to England but he will preform and he'll do it with great style. He does look small but he's strong on his feet and very though fellow. icon_wink.gif He adds pace to the game, has excellent technical skills, great passing and sense for the game. So when you think if you would like Luka Modric in the squad ask yourselves do you want Deco, Iniesta, Fabergas, Pirlo or Diego because he's very much like them if not better. And he's hungry for success and I think that's most important thing when you want to build a team around a player. No one likes bunch of over payed sissies dragging trough the filed like they don't give a damn... Besides, its only appropriate for him to change one blue shirt with another. ChElSea2.gif

Off the topic, Chelsea seems to scout this guy:

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The second best player in Croatian league( after Modric off course icon_wink.gif ) I don't think he can play right away but he's certainly worth to keep an eye on. ball.gif

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Tottenham Complete Modric Signing - Report

Tottenham Hotspur have completed the surprise ?20 million signing of Croatian midfielder Luka Modric, according to reports.

Modric is one of the hottest transfer targets in Europe as the summer approaches, having been linked with a host of Premier League clubs including Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City, as well as continental giants such as Barcelona, Inter Milan and Bayern Munich.

Newcastle boss Kevin Keegan reportedly placed an ?18.5 million bid for Modric this week, but was rejected in his attempt to bring the Dinamo Zagreb playmaker to Tyneside.

And according to The Sun, Tottenham have swooped in to secure the 22-year-old’s signature with a ?20 million offer and a five-year deal.

“Everything has been agreed and Modric will be going to Tottenham,” said a source from Zagreb. “All the details are in place and the fee is £20m.”

Modric earned international recognition following his excellent performances during Croatia’s successful qualifying campaign for Euro 2008, particularly in their final group match against England, where Croatia defeated their hosts 3-2 to knock them out of the tournament.

http://www.goal.com/en/Articolo.aspx?ContenutoId=673126

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TOTTENHAM have pulled off a sensational transfer coup by landing Croatia superstar Luka Modric after reaching a deal believed to be over £20million with Dinamo Zagreb.

SunSport can exclusively reveal that Spurs have won the race to sign Modric and beaten competition from some of Europe’s biggest clubs.

Newcastle boss Kevin Keegan had an £18.5million bid rejected by the Croatian club yesterday afternoon before Spurs upped the ante to land the star.

A top Dinamo source told us late last night: “Everything has been agreed and Modric will be going to Tottenham. All the details are in place and the fee is £20m.”

Modric will sign a five-year deal with Tottenham. The deal is believed to be a club record fee for Spurs whose previous record was the £16.5 signing of Darren Bent from Charlton last summer.

Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City were all linked with moves for Modric as were Barcelona, Inter and Bayern Munich.

It is a masterstroke for boss Juande Ramos who has landed a truly wonderful player who is expected to shine for Croatia in Euro 2008.

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http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sp ... 092121.ece

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wait for the inevitable "who would want to play for grant" stuff now...

you can sign a player at any time, iceman, but they are only allowed to actually make the move in during one of the two transfer windows.

personally I don't know enough about modric, but he is the type of player we could use. it's a bit frustrating to see, but their season finished in february. I do hope that once our season finishes we make our moves quickly, whatever they are.

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I hope for our sake that we had a good look at Modric and had good reasons for not putting our names into the hat. He's young and by all accounts, talented, so I have to admit i am a bit disappointed despite not knowing much about him.

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back in 04, we signed both Cech and Robben before the European championship, which made the tournament that much more enjoyable.

my first thought is that we must have someone else lined up for us to have lost out on him. Van der Vaart? Lampard?

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