Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Chelsea Interested In Tottenham Star....But It's Not Bale

There is just over a week to go till the transfer window for January opens and if we are to believe what we read, Carlo Ancelotti is lining up a move for Luka Modric. Modric, 25, has been under the radar because of the excellence of Gareth Bale this season. Luka Modric signed for Spurs just before Euro 2008, and just as well, as the little Croatian impressed in the tournament. Overall, he has impressed up to now in the Spurs jersey and that seems to be enough for Chelsea and Carlo Ancelotti to be interested in the Croatian.

Chelsea seem to be struggling this season and Ancelotti must feel he is the missing ingredient in the hunt to retain the Premiership title. I don't think it will be a good move for Modric because with Lampard coming back and a whole host of world class midfielders and forwards, where would he fit in? If he did go, there would be a high possibility of it being like the Shaun Wright-Phillips saga way back in 2005. As a result of him going, he got bare minimum when it came to starting appearances and at times he struggled even to get on the bench.

Anyway, why would you want to leave Tottenham at this moment in time. In the last 16 of the Champions League and only seven points off the top of the league in fifth place. Saying that, that's only if Ancelotti is interested in signing the Croatian this January, we might have to wait till the Summer of 2011 for Chelsea to splash the cash. And like every other transfer story it could be just rumours. Although, I wouldn't be 100% surprised if this transfer does go through.

This could hinder Tottenham's season if it did happen. Just because there might not be room for Modric in the Chelsea side, there is more than enough room for him in the Spur's side with many of the midfielders at White Hart Lane being defensive-minded. He links up the midfield to the attack and without him, for me, it would be a huge loss whether people are talking about him or not.

So what do you think he should do should Chelsea offer him a contract? For me, Bale edges Modric overall, but do you agree?

I would love to hear any comments you may have.

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