Real Madrid are reportedly considering a move for Real Madrid and former Tottenham Hotspur star Luka Modric this summer, according to Spanish news outlet Don Balon.
The Spanish football website claimed Modric is eyeing a potential summer exit from Santiago Bernabeu, with Croatian playmaker believing his days are numbered at the club.
Don Balon claim that he has informed international teammate Ivan Rakitic of his decision, with a final decision set to be after the World Cup in Russia.
It is speculated that Arsenal have shown interest in the 32-year-old central midfielder, but so have Tottenham, for whom Modric used to be a fan favourite during his four years at the club. There are also reported interest from the Serie A for Modric.
Luka Modric has become one of Europe’s most-superb central midfielders in recent years, and would vastly improve any teams.
Arsenal are particularly in need of a dominant midfield presence since the injury exit of Santi Cazorla, which the Croatian would provide despite his diminutive frame.
An added bonus of course would not be pleasing to Spurs fans if their former player makes the move to Arsenal.
Modric is to make his final decision after the World Cup, and one would also think it will come down to the future of Zinedine Zidane at Madrid. If the Frenchman leaves then Modric is more likely to stay at Madrid, but if he stays then a move back to the Premier League can never be ruled out.
As reported, a potential move to Italy is also possible, which would actually be the move that makes most sense considering the midfielder’s advancing age.