London: Tottenham Hotspur boss Henry Redknapp has said that his club`s rejection to Chelsea`s bid for Luka Modric has shaken world football.
Redknapp said this after rejecting Chelsea`s 22 million pound bid for Croatian midfielder Modric.
"If Tottenham sell Luka then I feel it sends out a message that may be Gareth Bale could leave and no one wants either to happen. I have seen that sort of thing before. West Ham decided to sell Rio Ferdinand and then all of a sudden they all seemed to go. That`s no good for any club" Redknapp was quoted as saying by a leading daily.
Redknapp now wants the club Chairman Daniel Levy, to back him in the transfer market to show Modric that the club means business.
"If we can add one or two good players to our squad there``s no reason we can`t have another great season. So Tottenham could be a great club for him to stay with for the next few years. We want to get back in the Champions League and we need him to help us do that," Redknapp said.