Real Madrid frontrunners to sign Spurs ace
Luka Modric is on the verge of making a move to Real Madrid and will switch to the Santiago Bernabeu after Euro 2012, according to The Daily Mail.
With Tottenham missing out on Champions League football for next term, the White Hart Lane side are thought to have a battle on their hands to hold onto their main players, with the Croatia international being scouted by some of Europe’s biggest teams.
Despite reports in the press indicating that Manchester United are leading the race to sign the diminutive midfielder, Madrid may well now be the team closest to sealing a deal for the playmaker.
Modric’s former team-mate at international level Mate Bilic has stated that the player wants to make a move to Spain, and this could happen in the near future.
“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.”
Daniel Levy would not let Modric leave Spurs to join Chelsea last summer, and as yet Tottenham’s approach to the speculation has not been indicated.
By Gareth McKnight