Real Madrid's decision to sign Luka Modric for £33m has been described as La Liga's worst signing of the season, according to a poll on Marca's website.

After months of speculation, the Croatian international secured his dream move to the Santiago Bernabeu, where he has made 19 league appearances to date, scoring just once for the Spanish giants.

Modric was seen as the player to push Madrid on to the next level, as Jose Mourinho's side attempted to break the dominance of Barcelona at the top of the table.

With Madrid currently 16 points adrift of their fiercest rivals, it doesn't take a genius to work out that thus far, things haven't worked out for the 27-year-old midfielder. 

Sir Alex Ferguson has held a long-term interest in the little Croat, and was reportedly interested in signing Modric prior to his move to Madrid.

And with fresh reports suggesting that the former Tottenham midfielder is seeking a return to the Premier League, plus with Paul Scholes' glittering career drawing to a close, Ferguson is likely to be monitoring the situation.

Could Modric be Scholes' long-term successor at Old Trafford?

He has similar attributes to Scholes. His influence at Tottenham was clear to see and if he can make a similar contribution, it would only improve United's midfield options. 

Modric fits the bill perfectly. He's at a good age, has his best years ahead of him and is an outstanding footballer. 

Don't be surprised to see 'Fergie' bid for Modric in the summer, with the Croatian keen to return to the kind of form that prompted Madrid to make a move for his services in the first place.


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