Kyle Walker admits it is up to the Tottenham chairman to decide whether Luka Modric stays but is in no doubt about the player's importance.
Modric has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid this summer and chairman Daniel Levy appears ready to cash in on the 26-year-old and allow Andre Villas-Boas money to reshape the squad.
Spurs right-back Walker is confident the right decision will be made but is full of praise for the playmaker.
Walker told Sky Sports News: "Luka is a Tottenham player as it stands right now so that's up to Luka, the gaffer and the chairman - whatever they think is the best thing for the club.
"Obviously all the lads think he is a quality player and a valuable player to the team. But like I say, it's not for me to comment on that, it's up to them."
Spurs fought hard to keep Modric last summer despite interest from Chelsea and Walker feels the Croatian midfielder showed with his displays last season why it was so important he stayed at the club.
"The chairman made it quite clear we are not a selling club so it was very important he stayed," added Walker.
"Obviously Scotty (Parker) is sitting mopping up in front of the defence, but Luka is our creative midfielder so it was very important.
"But we have got bags of midfielders, bags of players who can do that - Rafa (van der Vaart), what a player he is. So I think there's strength in depth at Tottenham.
"But like I say, it's the gaffer and chairman's decision and it doesn't matter what I say."