White Hart Lane schemer Bernabeu bound?
Exclusive: Modric on the verge of Spain move as Madrid lead race for Spurs star
Luka Modric is close to moving to Spain, with Real Madrid desperate to sign the Tottenham midfielder.
That is the view of Modric’s friend and former Croatia team-mate Mate Bilic, who has claimed Manchester United and Chelsea have competition for the 26-year-old.
‘I’m very good friends with Modric,’ said the Sporting Gijon striker. ‘He wants to play in the Spanish league. He loves the Premier League but he wants to play in Spain. He’s very close to agreeing a move.’
That revelation comes with Real Madrid preparing a bid for Modric and former Croatia and Real star Davor Suker claiming the Tottenham man is good enough to be a galactico and also claims Manchester City are interested in him.
SOURCE: Daily Mail
So this source states that Luka Modric is on the ‘verge’ of a La Liga move and then states Real Madrid as the only club in Spain chasing the Croat, ergo, Real Madrid on the ‘verge’ of signing the 26 year old schemer. So is this likely?
Well if Daniel Levy relents and allows the talented midfielder to leave, and that’s a big IF, then he would surely prefer to sell him to a non Premier League side.
Modric has had a good Euro 2012 thus far but the chances of the former Dinamo Zagreb man staying at White Hart Lane will have taken a massive blow when they failed to secure Champions League football and the departure of Harry Redknapp has left the North London club vulnerable to clubs circling the likes of Gareth Bale, Rafael Van der Vaart and many others.
Luka Modric has proven to be a pivotal player over the past four seasons, notching up 17 goals and 26 assists in his 159 appearances for the club since his £16.5m move in the summer of 2008.