Another former Tottenham Hotspur great could be about to re-join Gareth Bale back in north London next year…
According to journalist Eduardo Inda on El Chiringuito TV, Spurs boss Jose Mourinho has spoken to Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric in an attempt to lure him back to his old stomping ground.
The 35-year-old is out of contract in the summer but is in talks with the La Liga giants over a new two-year extension, so Daniel Levy and co may need to strike sooner rather than later.
Modric on a free at the end of the season may certainly set the pulses racing in N17.
Mourinho was the man to prize the Croatian maestro away from Spurs in 2012 for just £30m, but only got to manage him for one season before receiving the sack, whilst the club weren’t afraid to bring back Bale this summer despite numerous doubts.
Back in 2018, Modric ended Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi’s decade-long dominance to clinch the Ballon d’Or after three successive UCL triumphs.
The World Cup runner-up was congratulated by Bale for also defeating the likes of Ivan Rakitic and Mohamed Salah to the award too, the Welshman tweeted:
“Congratulations my friend! An unbelievable player and an unbelievable season!”
Despite his advancing years, the veteran has still proven to be an influential player under Zinedine Zidane, averaging 1.6 key passes, 1.6 dribbles, 1.2 tackles and 1.2 interceptions per game in La Liga this term, via WhoScored.
Modric has also made it no secret that he’s a big fan of Harry Kane’s too, claiming the England no.9 was “one of the world’s best forwards already.”
Whilst Kaka believes the Croatian playmaker makes the football look “easy to play”, adding: “He plays like it’s normal. It’s like a dance for him.”
You’d imagine the arrival of any new central midfielder in January would spell trouble for Moussa Sissoko or Harry Winks, though can Spurs really turn down someone of Modric’s illustrious calibre?