Spurs legend predicts Modric departure

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Tottenham Hotspur legend Gary Lineker believes Luka Modric will leave the club this summer in the wake of interest from Chelsea and Manchester United.

The Croatian playmaker is reportedly interesting both the Premier League giants, and London rivals Chelsea have had a bid of £22 million reportedly rejected by Spurs.

But Lineker feels that Modric will make the move, whether it be to Chelsea or United.

"My gut feeling says yes he will leave," Lineker said.

"It largely depends on Modric now. Players have a lot of power. If they want to leave they will make it awkward enough to enforce that."

The former England striker also believe that with Modric's future uncertain, with Spurs attempting to become one of the big forces in domestic football, this summer could be a defining period for the club.


"This is a defining moment where we will find out what will happen in the future for the club.

"These are really testing times for Tottenham. It's crunch time for them.

"Once you become a club that loses your best players it becomes awfully difficult to continue to compete and try to get back into the Champions League.

"If you lose someone like Modric he will be difficult to replace and for me, the club are now either going to go on to be one of the big clubs or one of the ones that are in the pack behind. If they do drop into that pack, they'll probably be there for a long time."

United are looking for a replacement for the retiring Paul Scholes, while Chelsea are attempting to re-build their squad following a trophies season that saw Carlo Ancelotti dismissed as manager.

Despite not having appointed a new manager, Chelsea lead the race for Modric, but United are expected to lodge a bid in their attempt to replace their legendary midfielder.

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