Another skilful midfielder to have graced White Hart Lane in recent years, Croatian international Modric's absence is still keenly felt by Tottenham supporters.
After displaying his full range of abilities in tremendous fashion during a four-year stint in North London, it was a great shame to see him depart when Real - a team who tend to get what they want in the transfer market - came calling for his services in 2012.
He did not enjoy a positive start to life in the Spanish capital, however, and it looked as if a swift exit could be on the agenda.
Sadly for Premier League enthusiasts, though, he soon settled into life at the Bernabeu and is now an important member of Carlo Ancelotti's side.
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