Real Madrid Transfer News: Luka Modric Reportedly Bound for Spain to Finish Move

Patrick ClarkeCorrespondent IAugust 15, 2012

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 01:  Luka Modric of Spurs takes a shot during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Swansea City at White Hart Lane on April 1, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Luka Modric will reportedly head to Spain on Thursday to complete a deal with Spanish football powerhouse Real Madrid.

The report comes from Sky Sports via Twitter:

Sky sources: Luka Modric to fly to Spain tomorrow to finalise move to Real Madrid from Tottenham.

— Sky Sports (@SkySports) August 15, 2012


Modric's quick and calm presence on the ball in attacking situations for Tottenham and Croatia at this summer's Euro 2012 competition no doubt caught the eye of Real Madrid, who are looking to maintain their superiority in La Liga this season.

With Barcelona breathing down their neck, Madrid are on the verge of making a solid addition to their squad and separating themselves ever further from Lionel Messi and company.


New-Look Real Madrid

Real Madrid are now set to acquire a young and proven playmaker to team with Mesut Ozil in midfield. The 26-year-old Croatian is extremely crafty on the ball, and will be put to the test early against supreme competition in the Spanish league.

Modric tallied 26 assists and 17 goals in 159 appearances for Tottenham from 2008 to 2012, so he is more than capable of producing consistently for Real Madrid this coming season and beyond. 

In addition to adding potential and creativity to Real Madrid's lineup, Modric would bring an attacking mentality to the pitch. With Cristiano Ronaldo up front demanding the ball and plenty of attention, Modric will have tons of opportunities to either feed Ronaldo or clash with the superstar. 


From England to Spain

If the deal is finalized without any trouble, Modric will have to adapt to Spanish club football after playing for the English Premier League's Tottenham for the past four years. 

Although the talent is comparable, the style of play is different. Modric has never suited up for a Spanish side before, and there are sure to be some bumps in the road during his first season with his new club.

Real Madrid won La Liga easily last season, winning 32 of their 38 matches and beating Barcelona by nine points in the table. With Modric now set to be on board, they will be heavy favorites once again to dominate Spain's top league. 


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