Harry Redknapp has told ITV that he believes Tottenham Hotspur should look to sign a third Real Madrid player in the form of Luka Modric – as Spurs reportedly close in on the double signing of Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon.
Multiple reports state that Tottenham are closing in on deals for both Bale and Reguilon this summer. Bale is expected to return to the club on a season-long loan, in which Real Madrid will allow pay half of the Welshman’s wages.
Reguilon, meanwhile, is expected to sign for a fee in the region of £27million as per the Mail. Though a five-year deal is expected for Reguilion, it is believed Real will have a buyback clause lasting two years – according to Spanish newspaper Marca.
Ex-Spurs boss Redknapp does not want Daniel Levy to stop there, though. He wants Spurs to re-sign Modric too, with the 35-year-old in the final 12 months of his contract at Real Madrid – eight years after joining Real for £30million (BBC) from Spurs.
“It’s great to have him [Bale] back,” Redknapp said. “If I was Tottenham I think I’d do a double deal and look to bring back Luka Modric too. He could be the player that Tottenham need to run the game from the middle of the park.
“He’s got so much ability. If Daniel is really looking to have a go, he should look at bringing the pair of them back – he could do an awful lot worse – they’re both amazing footballers.”
TBR’s view – Why Spurs will not look to sign Modric
Not only is Modric now 35 years of age, but the 127-time Croatia international remains a crucial part of a Real side under Zinedine Zidane. Spurs are working with a limited transfer budget, and central midfield hardly needs another addition.
The north Londoners have already signed Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg this summer, with Tanguy Ndombele, Moussa Sissoko, Harry Winks and Gio Lo Celso as options. Modric is a top, top player – but spending is needed more, elsewhere.