by Brad Pinard

Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas has confirmed that it is just a matter of time before a deal is completed for the sale of midfielder Luka Modric to Real Madrid.

Luka Modric Deal To Madrid Imminent Says AVB

The summer-long transfer saga appears to be coming to an end with the wantaway creative player forcing a move away from north London and heading to sunny Spain.

Modric arrived late back to Tottenham from his summer break and didn’t travel with his team mates to their tour of the USA in pre-season. Clearly unimpressed, Villas-Boas seems happy to sell the Croatian for the right price and it seems that valuation has nearly been met.

Villas-Boas told talkSPORT: “I think [Modric’s move to Real Madrid] could be concluded soon but you never know because it is not an easy deal to do. An agreement will be reached one way or another it’s just a question of time.

“[Signing a new midfielder] obviously depends on what happens with Luka’s situation. If that [move] happens we might be looking at bringing another player in.”