Report: Champions League star has offers from Tottenham and Newcastle - but there's a problem
Tottenham Hotspur are amongst the clubs waiting in the wings as Real Madrid struggle to agree a new contract with Luka Modric, but Super Deporte reports that he is not keen on a return to North London – or a move to Newcastle United.
Modric remains one of the most impressive midfielders in Europe. The 36-year-old has still started nine times in La Liga this term.
However, his days with Los Blancos could be numbered. His contract expires in the summer. And Super Deporte reports that Madrid only want to extend his terms by another year.
Modric reportedly wants a two-year deal. And with that, a couple of Premier League sides have been put on alert.
Super Deporte claims that Spurs and Newcastle are admirers of the midfielder.
In fact, it is suggested that he has initial offers from Tottenham and the Magpies.
However, the report notes that he is not keen on returning to Tottenham, or heading to Tyneside. But he is open to joining Manchester City as it would also leave the door ajar for a future Major League Soccer switch.
Modric still an unbelievable player, but Tottenham fans may not mind his stance
Of course, there have probably been times when Spurs fans would have been desperate to see Modric return.
He has been an incredible player throughout his career. And actually, he remains a fantastic performer at the top of the game.
But Tottenham supporters may not feel too frustrated about his stance. He would not be a long-term signing at this stage of his career.
If Modric was keen on a return, a move could make sense. But the desire to bring him back surely evaporates while he is reportedly reluctant.
Tottenham have an opportunity to move in the right direction at a rapid rate under Antonio Conte.
Signing Modric would have clearly not been a backwards step. But it would not be lost on fans that they would not be signing a player at their peak either if he did come back.
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