Manchester United Transfers: Should the Reds Sign Luka Modric?
Despite closing in on a deal for Borussia Dortmund's Shinji Kagawa, according to a report on dailymail.co.uk, Manchester United are reportedly weighing-up the possibility of making a move for Tottenham Hotspurs' unsettled midfielder Luka Modric.
The news is somewhat surprising for many United fans, as most expect the club to sign a defensive-midfielder, rather than another playmaker, if they were to dip into the transfer market for another central midfielder.
Indeed, the club have also been linked with the likes of Kwadwo Asamoah and Kevin Strootman in recent weeks—more realistic potential signings considering the club's desperate need for an enforcer-type player in the middle of the park.
Issues will also be raised over Modric's price tag.
After all, Tottenham had rejected a bid of £40million from Roman Abramovich's Chelsea for Modric last Summer—a sum the Lilywhites will optimistically hope United can match.
With the Reds also in the market for a left-back this off-season, it is unclear how much the Glazers will be willing to let Sir Alex Ferguson spend, with Kagawa set to cost at least £17million once the deal is completed.
There is no denying that Modric is a fine player.
A nimble visionary with a deft touch.
But is the 26-year-old worth the same amount to the Reds as say, an Eden Hazard?
And would we need a player of his type?
With Paul Scholes re-signed on a year-long contract, and Kagawa on the brink of joining the club, it's surely time to add some steel to the United midfield.
Is Roy Keane available?
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