Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has dismissed the fears of a massive departures from the White Hart Lane, should the club fail to qualify for the Champions League.
After making a blistering start to their premier league campaign, Spurs failed to carry forward their momentum and are fighting for a top four finish ahead of their final day fixture against Fulham. Rumors are rife that the White Hart Lane outfit will lose star players like Gareth Bale and Luka Modric this summer.
“That idea gets a bit over-hyped. When they [Bale and Modric] came to Tottenham, they weren’t in the Champions League. When Luka Modric came here they were nowhere near.
“He didn’t come here because they were in the Champions League, he came here because they were a good club, and he was on decent money and had a chance to play in the Premier League.
“Are you telling me people aren’t going to sign for Chelsea next year if they don’t win the Champions League? Of course they will. If they are paid the right money and get the right contract, they are going to a fantastic club in London. They will still go to Chelsea, they will still go to Liverpool because it is a great club and they will still come to Tottenham because it’s a great club.”
“You have got to keep your best players. If you don’t then where are you going? You can forget about Champions League football in the future if you sell them and they [Bale and Modric] are two of them.”