After one season at the Santiago Bernabeu, it seems Luka Modric is once again ready to move. Long time admirers Manchester United appear to be interested in signing the former Spurs man after Barcelona's Cesc Fabregas pledged his loyalty to his boyhood club earlier in the summer.

Modric didn't have many playing opportunities during his opening campaign in the Spanish capital, with the Croatian midfielder making limited appearances due to Real Madrid's star studded midfield.

With the likes of Xabi Alonso and Sami Khedira occupying the midfield, Modric found it hard to break through at Madrid.

Now, with the summer arrival of another central midfielder in Assier Illaramendi, it seems Modric is going to have to spend more of his time on the bench than on the field.

Modric will face much less competition for a starting place at United, with the likes of Ryan Giggs, Anderson and Tom Cleverley challenging him for a place in the starting spot whereas at Real Madrid he faces competition for a place with Alonso, Khedira, Illaramendi and sometimes even Mesut Ozil.

Spurs president Daniel Levy did a smart piece of business two seasons ago when he sold Modric to Real Madrid and not to United, with the Premier League champions having long been linked with the player.

Modric could be an ideal signing with the Premier League experience he has. He will undoubtedly bring creativity and elegance to the United midfield, and also create numerous chances for the likes of Robin van Persie, Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, Danny Welbeck and Wayne Rooney. Let's admit it, it would be frightening for any team's defense.

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