Luka Modric could leave Real Madrid to make way for Tottenham’s Eriksen – AS

Luka Modric

As per a report from Spanish outlet AS, Real Madrid could part ways with Luka Modric this summer, amid the Croatian’s struggles for form.

Real stint

Gifted midfielder Modric has been plying his trade at the Bernabeu since 2012, after joining Los Blancos from Premier League outfit Tottenham.

And the 33-year-old has since gone on to etch his name firmly into the history books of the capital giants.

Modric has played an absolutely integral role in Real’s period of European dominance since his arrival, proving the ideal link between the backline and attackers of Los Merengues alongside Toni Kroos and Casemiro.

In addition, despite entering the twilight years of his career, Modric enjoyed possibly his finest individual campaign to date last time out, as the veteran guided Real to their 3rd-consecutive Champions League trophy, before being named the Player of the Tournament for his starring role in Croatia’s surprise run to the World Cup final.

Luka Modric

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – JULY 15: Luka Modric of Croatia receives the adidas Golden Ball award following the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final between France and Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 15, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

And Modric subsequently went on to break the stranglehold of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo on the Ballon d’Or in December.

Real departure?

However, the current campaign has since proven a very different story.

Amid Real’s struggles on the back of Zinedine Zidane’s departure last summer, Modric’s form also took a major hit.

The 118-time capped international has often looked a shell of the driving force he so-long acted as in the middle of the park at the Bernabeu, leading to suggestions that the club’s board could look to part ways with Modric in the summer.

And, as per the aforementioned report from AS this afternoon, the all-action midfielder could well make way for Tottenham star Christian Eriksen.

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 28: Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after he scores his sides first goal during the UEFA Champions League Group B match between Tottenham Hotspur and FC Internazionale at Wembley Stadium on November 28, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Since his return to the bench in Madrid in March, Zinedine Zidane is said to have been left underwhelmed by Modric’s showings.

As such, according to AS:

After previously considering the 33-year-old as ‘non-transferable, at this time the club would not close the exit door.’

Christian Eriksen, long-linked with a move to the Spanish capital, is therefore viewed as the ideal replacement.

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