For more than a month now, we've known that Luka Modric has no intention of remaining with Tottenham for another season. The only two questions that remain is where he will go, and how much money Tottenham will get for him.
ESPN has reported that Modric will leave Spurs for no less than £40 million, but such a figure for a soon-to-be 27-year-old midfielder who doesn't rack up assists or goals seems a bit ridiculous. Modric is good, but even £30 million would be an excessive fee for his services.
Nevertheless, for the sake of this article, we'll go ahead and assume that some cash-rich club like Real Madrid are willing to dish out £30 million for Modric's services. That seems likely to be the agreed amount, especially with Modric going AWOL recently, to express his frustration with transfer negotiations.
If we here at B/R ran the club, here are the players we'd invest that money in.