Butragueno welcomes Luka deal
Modric has long been linked with a move to Madrid, but the
switch was only finally completed on Monday when the Croatia
international passed his medical and signed a five-year contract at
the Bernabeu in a transfer that will reportedly see the Spanish
champions pay Tottenham ?33million.
The signing comes following a less-than-successful start to the
season for Jose Mourinho’s team, who have taken just one point from
their opening two Primera Division games and lost the first leg of
the Spanish Supercopa to Barcelona.
Last night’s defeat to local rivals Getafe left Madrid five
points behind arch-rivals Barca in the standings, but Butragueno
has said there is no relation between that and the addition of
“We would’ve liked Luka to be here before and it was yesterday
when we finally closed the deal. It has nothing to do with the
results,” said Butragueno, a legendary former striker at Madrid and
now the club’s director of international relations.
He also told Modric: “We are convinced that with your talent and
quality you are going to help us achieve our goals.”