Tottenham ace Luka Modric is ready to give up his dream of joining Chelsea or Manchester United, and sign a new lucrative £100,000-a-week contract at White Hart Lane.
The Croatian was a transfer target for both Premier League giants, but Spurs chief Daniel Levy is reportedly optimistic the midfielder’s ready to commit his future to the club after the taxing summer saga.
Modric has five years left on his current £60,000-a-week deal, but was frustrated at Spurs’ stance not to allow him to move to London rivals Chelsea.
His relationship with Levy was pushed to breaking point, and the playmaker accused the chairman of breaking a gentleman’s agreement which he allegedly made when he signed his current deal back in May 2010.
However, Modric has seemingly put the dispute behind him, and begun reproducing his best form after a sluggish start to the season, and Levy is prepared to reward the midfielder’s attitude with a massive pay hike.
Last week, Spurs boss Harry Redknapp appealed to Levy to give the 26-year-old what he deserves, saying: ‘If he’s worth £40million, then life tells you that you have to be paid accordingly. You can’t say he is worth that much then pay him the wages of someone worth £5million.
‘That doesn’t ring true does it? You have to look after the boy and I am sure we will do that. Hopefully, his future is here.
‘This is a big club, a good club. I am sure the chairman will sit down and talk to him.
‘We have got to convince him that his future is here and make it right for the boy, which is only fair and I’m sure we will.’