Hull City
7:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Celta Vigo
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
FC Ingolstadt 04
6:15 PM GMT
Game Details
Rio Ave
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Paços de Ferreira
7:00 PM GMT
Game Details

Van der Vaart accepts Modric ambition

Tottenham midfielder Rafael Van der Vaart understands Luka Modric's desire to leave for Chelsea.

• Redknapp: I must sell before I buy
• Jol: Spurs must keep Modric
• Modric: I want to leave Spurs

Chelsea have seen a £22 million bid turned down by their London rivals Tottenham for the signature of Modric, who joined Spurs from Dinamo Zagreb in 2008.

The Croatia international confirmed in June his interest in signing at Stamford Bridge, but manager Harry Redknapp is reluctant to sell.

Van der Vaart, though, accepts Modric's ambition to lift silverware, telling Sky:"If someone wants to leave it's difficult to keep them. When a player is unhappy it's not a good thing.

"Luka and (Gareth) Bale don't play for money - they play to win something. If they have to go to another club it's their decision. But I hope they stay because they are fantastic and really important for the club."


Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.