Manchester United officials in Spain to open Luka Modric talks

by Sam Peoples

Manchester United officials are in Real Madrid to discuss the possibility of signing Luka Modric according to ESPN.

The 27-year-old moved to Spain from Tottenham Hotspur in a £33 million deal but has struggled to settle in the Santiago Bernabeu, even being named the worst signing of the season at the halfway stage in January.

He recovered with an impressive end to the campaign including his Champions League cameo against United at Old Trafford but his Madrid future has been placed in doubt after the Spanish club spent €37 million on Real Sociedad midfielder Asier Illarramendi and brought in Sao Paolo’s Casemiro on a permanent deal.

Modric was long linked with a move to United but Levy refused to sell to a domestic rival and held out for a deal to sell him abroad. However, now there is a possibility of a move after an unsettling year for the Croatian playmaker in Spain.

Before he moved to Madrid, Modric was a player most United fans wanted to see at Old Trafford and that hasn’t changed. His creative style is in a similar vein to missed target Cesc Fabregas and would bring a lot to United’s lacking midfield.

And if Madrid are serious about funding a £100 million + move for Gareth Bale, they are likely to need an influx of cash to help push that through so funds from a Modric sale could contribute to that.

Image: UEFA

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