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Harry Redknapp Says Spurs Luka Modric Is An Insult To All Young Footballers (And So Is Carlos Tevez)?

by | 29th, September 2011

HARRY Redknapp offers a few thoughts on Carlos Tevez’s refusal to play for Manchester City:

“What message does that send out to young footballers? If on Sunday morning an under-10’s team manager wants to put a sub on and he stands there saying: ‘I ain’t going on’. It can’t be right.”

You may recall that Luka Modric, who plays for Tottenham Hotspur – the club Redknapp manages – reportedly declined an offer to play for the club against Manchester United. Modric was, as media reported at the time agitating for a move to Chelsea.

Redknapp’s reaction to that? Here goes:

“If he is worth £40million 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. That doesn’t ring true does it? You have to look after the boy and I’m sure we will do that and his future is hopefully here. 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.”

That’s right. When a player, allegedly, won’t play for the club he’s signed to, you pay him more.

Someone had best tell Man City before they invite Tevez not to slam the door on the way out…



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