Croatian holds no grudges.
New Real Madrid playmaker Luka Modric has revealed he holds no hard feelings towards former club Tottenham Hotspur.
The Croatian finally completed his protracted £33m move to the Bernebeu last month, after a summer of fierce negotiations between the clubs.
Modric was thought to be furious with Spurs – particularly chairman Daniel Levy – for refusing to allow him to join the Spanish giants sooner, while the former Dynamo Zagreb man was also left upset by the Londoners’ refusal to grant him a move to Chelsea last summer.
But the 26-year-old has revealed quite different sentiments, saying he has nothing but fond memories from his time in the Premier League.
“I have nothing but great memories from my time with Tottenham and nothing will ever take away this wonderful part of my career,” Modric is quoted as saying by ESPN. “The fans gave me so much love and respect during my time there and I want them to know that the feeling is mutual from me to them.
“The chance to join the biggest club in world football was impossible for me to ignore and this is the reason why I left Tottenham. It was a little difficult in the final few weeks as the transfer went on for longer than expected, but I hope there is no hard feelings towards me from Spurs.”
Modric’s feelings may not be shared by all of the White Hart Lane faithful, however. The midfield schemer refused to participate in the club’s pre-season tour of the US this July and sat out Spurs opening two league games, as he angled for a move to Spain.
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