Manchester United target seeks long-term stay in Spain.
Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has played down talk that he could be set to leave the club after a summer of speculation linking him with Manchester United, according to Sports Direct News.
The Croatian playmaker, formerly a Premier League star during his time at Tottenham, looked likely to be heading back to England this summer after a disappointing first campaign in La Liga.
Modric failed to settle and make his mark on the team at Real Madrid, leading to speculation that Manchester United could make him a top target as they looked to replace the influence of Paul Scholes in their midfield.
However, Modric ended up sticking around at the Bernabeu, and insists he is more than happy at the club, and hopeful of remaining there for the rest of his career as he targets success with the Spanish giants.
Speaking to Croatian publication Sportske Novosti, Modric outlined his ambition to retire with Real Madrid, saying: “I have no doubt that the best thing that ever happened to me in football is to play in Madrid.
“Where will I be in four years? Here. Besides being a great club, my family feels amazing in Madrid.
“In football it is difficult to plan, but if you ask me, I would like to retire in Madrid. With titles, of course.”
Modric started his career with Dynamo Zagreb before establishing himself as a top talent during his time with Spurs, which earned him a £33m move to Real Madrid in 2012.