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Real Madrid Transfer News: Luka Modric's Departure Is Best for All Involved

SEVILLE, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 24: Luka Modric of Real Madrid CF reacts during the La Liga match between Real Betis Balompie and Real Madrid CF at Estadio Benito Villamarin on November 24, 2012 in Seville, Spain.  (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
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Richard LangfordCorrespondent IJanuary 9, 2013

Luka Modric is a talented player who has been a giant bust for Real Madrid, and the former Tottenham midfielder is in desperate need of a fresh start.  

There will be plenty of teams happy to give him that fresh start. The Daily Mirror's Matt Law reports that, according to sources, "[Modric] would consider a swift return to the ­Premier League" and "Chelsea, United and City will monitor the 27-year-old’s situation."

While Real Madrid just signed Modric this past August for £33 million, it is already time for them to start considering cutting their losses and moving away from Modric

Shoot, they already have. Modric has only started eight league matches this year and he's scored just one goal. Modric has looked like a shell of his former self when he has been on the pitch for Real Madrid. 

This is a supremely aggressive and adept attacking midfielder, but those qualities have been mooted as he made the switch to La Liga. 

Law reports that "Modric is understood to have struggled to adapt to life in Spain and last week admitted his switch had been ­'challenging.'”

So, he and Real can try to continue their relationship and hope that his struggles are just a function of growing pains related to the new situation. The problem with that is, how is he going to get over those struggles if he isn't playing? 

Real Madrid have way too much talent to try and play a slumping player at the expense of others. This means Modric is going to be glued to the bench and his confidence will just continue to sink while fans everywhere continue to bash him as a giant bust. 

The situation will become a distraction for Modric and Madrid. So why not avoid it? 

It is time for Modric to make a return to the EPL. It is best for Madrid, Modric and whichever EPL team lands him. 

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