Throughout the summer Manchester United have been hunting a world-class midfielder who can replace the now retired Paul Scholes.
Scholes took retirement last summer for the second time in his career last season.
It is reported that Luka Modric is likely to be the next target if United fail to bring in Cesc Fabregas. Barcelona are holding a tight grip on Fabregas as they have already lost Thiago Alcantara to Bayern Munich. So it is quite clear that United’s chase sooner or later will come to an end.
The Croatia international was brought to Real Madrid from Tottenham last summer for a fee of £33m. He struggled to find the starting place in the beginning but towards the end of season he was looking like a Real Madrid player.
Modric produced some memorable performances in the final months of the campaign, and scored a much-needed equaliser against Manchester United in the Champions League.
He also put a man of the match performance in the second leg of the semi-final against Borussia Dortmund which Madrid eventually lost 4-3 on aggregate.
Modric is a rare gem who can be best described as a deep-lying creative midfielder. Next season can be very much special for Modric and Real can see more his artistry.
Current signing Asier Illarramendi, along with Xabi Alonso and Sami Khedira, may have added competition for Modric, but next season he is surely going to get his chance.
Modric has now become a true Real Madrid player and the club is yet to get maximum output from the midfielder. Real must keep Modric at the Santiago Bernabeu.
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