By Charlie Dubuck
LUKA Modric today edged closer to his £30million move to the Bernabeu after Villas Boas admitted he just wants to get the job done.
The manager admitted he would like Modric’s exit to be resolved soon so he can spend the transfer funds on a replacement and another striker.
The Croatian did not turn up at the club’s training ground yesterday after the international break and he is expected to visit the Spanish capital for a medical some time this weekend.
Villas Boas insists preparations for the season have done well without the star playmaker, however, and he is confident that Tottenham will be able to have a better start to the campaign than last year when they were thrashed in their opening two games.
“Last year we started poorly but finished greatly and obviously we want to make a good start to this season, that will be our focus,” Villas-Boas said.
“We had a good pre-season, the spirit is good and the motivation is high.”
Villas-Boas was a surprise choice in many people’s eyes to take over from Harry Redknapp, who did not finish lower than fifth during his three full seasons at White Hart Lane.