English Premiership

Modric deserves raise - coach

2011-09-19 17:08
Luka Modric (File)

London - Wantaway Croatian midfielder Luka Modric deserves a pay raise for showing his worth as the mainstay of Sunday's 4-0 swamping of Liverpool, according to coach Harry Redknapp.

Modric scored the opener at White Hart Lane in Spurs' biggest win over Liverpool for 48 years and then pulled the strings thereafter, leaving Redknapp highly impressed.

"If he is worth 40million (pounds) then life tells you that you have to be paid accordingly doesn't it? You can't say he is worth 40million and want to pay him the wages of someone who is worth 5million," said Redknapp.

"That doesn't ring true does it? We have to convince him that his future is here and make it right for the boy, that's only fair as well, and I'm sure the chairman will be fair and make sure he does that," concluded Redknapp, who managed to stave off several summer bids from Chelsea - the last one of £40 million.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy refused point blank to sell although Modric angered Spurs fans by declaring in interviews that he wanted to be allowed to make a 'dream' move to Stamford Bridge.

The 26-year-old player also blasted Levy in an interview with a Croatian newspaper in which he said the latter had reneged on an agreement that would allow him to leave if a big club came in for his services.

Modric then declined to play against Manchester United with Redknapp saying the star's mind was not on his game.

Despite the summer spats, Redknapp says Modric has shown with suberb performances against Wolves and now Liverpool that he deserves a payrise above his reported weekly wage of between £40 000 and £50 000 pounds a week.

Read more on:    epl  |  luka modric


Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

28 November 2015
Manchester City v Southampton, Etihad Stadium 17:00
Crystal Palace v Newcastle United, Selhurst Park 17:00
Sunderland v Stoke City, Stadium of Light 17:00
Aston Villa v Watford, Villa Park 17:00
Bournemouth v Everton, Vitality Stadium 17:00
Leicester City v Manchester United, King Power Stadium 19:30
29 November 2015
Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea, White Hart Lane 14:00
West Ham United v West Bromwich Albion, Boleyn Ground 16:05
Liverpool v Swansea City, Anfield 18:15
Norwich City v Arsenal, Carrow Road 18:15
05 December 2015
Stoke City v Manchester City, Britannia Stadium 14:45
Arsenal v Sunderland, Emirates Stadium 17:00
Swansea City v Leicester City, Liberty Stadium 17:00
Manchester United v West Ham United, Old Trafford 17:00
Southampton v Aston Villa, St. Mary's Stadium 17:00
West Bromwich Albion v Tottenham Hotspur, The Hawthorns 17:00
Watford v Norwich City, Vicarage Road 17:00
Chelsea v Bournemouth, Stamford Bridge 19:30
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Who was the best summer signing in the EPL?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


30 of the world's greatest golfers will be heading to the Gary Player Country Club for this year's Nedbank Golf Challenge - now in its 35th year. For all the latest news, player profiles, hole-by-hole descriptions and past winners, be sure to check out Sport24's dedicated section.

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.