Thursday, August 22nd, 2013
Croatian news portal Jutarnji.hr have released an article claiming that Luka Modric is ready to leave Real Madrid for Manchester United.
The crux of the article centres around a quote attributed to Modric by way of unnamed international teammates. Modric is rumoured to have said:
If the clubs agree, I am ready to come to Manchester United.
Jutarnji claim that the Red Devils would need to shell out 30 million euros to Real Madrid to make the deal happen, however the story has had cold water poured over it by the Express on Thursday, who report that Luka Modric is trapped at RealMadrid after Xabi Alonso picked up a long-term injury after fracturing a metatarsal in training.
Manchester United fans have been alerted to their club’s supposed interest in Modric for some time now, particularly after moves for Thiago Alcantara and Cesc Fabregas failed to materialise earlier in the transfer window.