Sam Allardyce Reveals How He Almost Signed Luka Modric For Newcastle

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Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce said he almost signed Croatia midfielder Luka Modric during his time in charge at Newcastle but was foiled by the club’s owner Mike Ashley.

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Allardyce acquired Geremi from Chelsea instead but the move was not a great success and the manager ended up being fired after just eight months at the helm.

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Geremi in his Chelsea days

He wrote: “I was on the way to getting Luka Modric from Dinamo Zagreb but, by then, Mike saw the scale of the full debt and put the clamps on, so I had to make do with Geremi from Chelsea.”

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