Real Madrid star Luka Modric has expressed his desire to remain with the club for the rest of his playing days, despite a host of speculation linking him with a Premier League return.

The Croatian joined the Spanish giants from Tottenham for a fee of £33m in 2012 and although he took time to settle at the Bernabeu, the 28-year-old is now a fixture in the side and believes that his decision to leave England was the right one.

He told Croatian newspaper Sportske Novosti: "I have no doubt that the best thing that ever happened to me in football is to play in Madrid.

"Where will I be in four years? Here. Besides being a great club, my family feels amazing in Madrid.

"In football it is difficult to plan, but if you ask me, I would like to retire in Madrid. With titles, of course."

Despite a tough start to life in Spain, Modric made 33 appearances in the league last season, scoring three goals and providing a further six for his teammates. 

The diminutive playmaker was heavily linked with a switch to Manchester United in the summer, but now looks set to remain with Real Madrid for the forseeable future.

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