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Luka Modric joined Real Madrid from Tottenham Hotspurs for a reported fee of £30 million, signing a 5 year contract back in 2012. He has been a mainstay in the midfield since joining them, winning 4 Champions League, 1 La Liga title, 1 Spanish Cup and 2 Spanish Super Cup along with other numerous accolades.
The Croatia International enjoyed the best season of his life last term as helped the Spanish side to win their third consecutive Champions League trophy under former manager Zinedine Zidane after beating Liverpool back in May.
He featured 11 times as La Liga giants continued their dominance of the Champions League, scoring once and adding a single assist. But it was his conviction in possession and ability to turn defence into attack with just one pass that made him so vital to Los Blancos’ success.
The 32 year old also helped his nation Croatia to reach the finals in this year’s World Cup but lost against France in the final match of the tournament. He claimed the Golden Ball at the World Cup, winning the most votes from coaches and journalists to seal the award.
The midfielder was named the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year for 2017-18 on Thursday, seeing off competition from Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah. The Croatia International received 313 points in the voting. He also took the prize for the most impressive midfielder in the Champions League.
However, the player was linked with a move to Inter Milan this summer but it was never materialised after club’s president Fiorentino Perez refused a sale over the summer.
Inter’s pursuit of Luka Modric appears set to resume in January, according to Sport Mediaset.
He is said to be intrigued by the opportunity of challenging Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus should a move to Serie A go through.