Spurs and Real strike Modric deal
The Croatia playmaker has made 160 appearances for Spurs,
scoring 17 goals, and moves for a fee reported to be
The transfer is subject to a medical with Modric due to sign a
“Luka has been a terrific player for us,” said Tottenham
chairman Daniel Levy, who also revealed the clubs have agreed a new
partnership that will see them work together in respect of players,
coaches and commercial relationships.
He added: “While we preferred not to part with Luka, we are
pleased that it is to Real Madrid, a club with which we now look
forward to sharing a long and productive partnership.”
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez welcomed the decision for
the clubs to work more closely together.
“The strong relationship and affinity between our two clubs has
resulted in the cementing of a longer-term partnership and the
successful transfer of Luka Modric,” he said.
“We are delighted to welcome Luka and look forward to working
closely with Tottenham in the coming years.”
The money raised from Modric will fund Spurs’ pursuit of
Brazilians Willian of Shakhtar Donetsk and Internacional’s Leandro