Madrid Confident Of Landing £30m Modric Ahead Of United

By on June 22, 2012

Football Talk will be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer news throughout the summer. Today, Real Madrid are linked with Man Utd target Luka Modric.

Luka Modric

Real Madrid are confident of beating Manchester United to the signing of Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric, according to the Daily Mail.

The report claims the Spanish giants have prepared an opening offer of £30m for the Croatian schemer, who is expected to leave White hart Lane this summer.

Boss Jose Mourinho has told club officials to push forward with the deal in an attempt to beat off competition from Manchester United, who are also keen on landing the 26-year-old playmaker.

Modric tried to push through a move to Chelsea last summer by handing in a transfer request, but was forced to stay by chairman Daniel Levy. Having missed out on champions league football next season, managerless Spurs are going to find it difficult to hang on to the midfielder for a second summer.

Tottenham would prefer to sell abroad rather than strengthen a Premier League rival, making Real favourites to sign him, although United won’t give up without a fight with Sir Alex Ferguson determined not to miss out on another top target having already lost Eden Hazard to Chelsea.

The sale of Modric would provide Tottenham’s new manager with funds to shape the squad this summer, with former Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas and France coach Laurent Blanc the front-runners for the job.

FT Verdict

Daniel Levy is a tough negotiator but if Madrid offer around £35m, i can see him going to Spain. Not many players could turn down the advances of Real Madrid and no doubt Levy would rather sell abroad.

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However, if Madrid fail to stump up the required cash, i wouldn’t discount a move to United. Fergie is desperate to add some creativity to him midfield, despite the signing of Kagawa, and he’s been a long-term admirer of Modric’s. But if i was a betting man, I’d say Luka will eventually end up at the Bernabeu.

Where do you think Modric will end up? Get involved in the comments section.

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5 Comments

  1. davspurs

    June 22, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Levey will not sell modric to utd or any other team. This is because if we miss out again on champs league then selling Modric and sacking of Harry will be blamed on him.

  2. jago

    June 22, 2012 at 11:23 am

    I THINK MODRIC WILL BE LANDED AT MADRID RATHER THAN AT OLDTRATFORD BECAUSE OF MONEY.BUT THERE HE WILL BE A PART TIME PLAYER, AND AT MAN UTD HE WOULD HAVE BEEN A FULL TIME PLAYER.FOR ME IT IS NOT WORTHY OF HE PRICE TAG PUT ON HIM I.E 35 MILLION POUNDS,IN UTD HE WOULD HAVE BEEN A HERO ,AT MADRID HE WILL BE AN ORDINARY PLAYER.

  3. Jumping Jesus

    June 22, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    I don’t him at United so I hope Madrid get him. I want either Fellaini or Tiote. Modric is a lightweight and so-o-o-o overpriced

  4. Tony

    June 22, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    Levy gave a pledge to Spurs supporters after the Berbatov highjacking, by old purple nose,never to sell to the Govan bully again. I fully expect Levy to keep to that. If Modric moves, it will almost certainly be abroad. Real Madrid are favourites if they come up with sensible money, but don’t rule out PSG or Juve.

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