Real Madrid to swap Ballon D’or winner Luka Modric with Christian Eriksen

Real Madrid may be sending a former Tottenham star back to North London in January.

It’s not Gareth Bale, but rather Luka Modric who could go back to Spurs. 

Real Madrid are reportedly willing to offer Luka Modric as part of the deal to sign Tottenham star Christian Eriksen in January. The Danish international has been a valuable player for Spurs since joining them from Ajax. However, his current contract expires next summer and he is yet to sign a new one.

The midfielder made it clear he wanted to leave Tottenham in the summer, and Real Madrid were regularly linked as his potential destination. A move never happened, but the interest from Madrid has not died down.

Real Madrid want to sign Eriksen in January and are willing to offer former Tottenham man Luka Modric as part of the deal, according to El Desmarque. The Croatian international’s current contract with Los Blancos also expires next summer and he hasn’t signed a new one as of now.

Before joining Real Madrid, Modric had a successful stint at Spurs, scoring 17 goals and providing 27 assists in 160 appearances across all competitions from 2008-2012. Madrid rate Modric, after all, he won the Ballon D’Or last year, but they know that at 34-years-old this is the last chance they’ve got to get rid of him and get something in return.

He may not be the most suitable player to replace Eriksen at the moment but Modric’s experience could be really useful to Maurico Pochettino’s squad. However, Spurs may need to sign another attacking midfielder in January as a suitable replacement for the Danish international.

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