Harry Redknapp would love to see former Spurs star return to the club next season

In a recent appearance on TalkSPORT (16/3 8:54 am) former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has said he would love to see Real Madrid star Luka Modric return to North London next season.

Modric spent four years at Tottenham between 2008 and 2012, making 160 appearances for the club with 17 goals and 25 assists (Transfermarkt).

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The Croatia international moved to Real Madrid for a reported fee of £30 million (BBC Sport).

He has now made 472 appearances for the La Liga side, scoring 37 goals and registering 76 assists (Transfermarkt).

The 37-year-old has won pretty much all there is to win now with Madrid, and even won the Ballon d’Or to add to his individual accolades.

Modric recently reminisced on his time at Spurs in a feature with BT Sport, describing the ‘great football’ the team used to play.

He also praised Redknapp’s own influence on his style of play and how the legendary manager opted to put Modric in the middle of the park.

Redknapp has been returning the favour now, piling praise on the former Spurs player and revealing how he hopes to see Modric back at Tottenham.

He said: “What a player! Do you know you used to come in in the mornings and you’d have a piggy for piggy in the middle, after four years I said, ‘I don’t think I’ve ever seen you go in the middle.’

“He never gave it away, what a great lad. I tell you what, is he out of contract at the end of the year?”

“I think they’re discussing whether they’re going to give him another deal. He’s 37; I tell you what, you’d take him.

“Even if you were Liverpool. You’d take him back at Tottenham. He’d come in and he’s so great around the place, and he plays every minute of every game, and he’s still a fantastic player.”

On his experience working with Modric, Redknapp concluded: “I loved him, he’s low maintenance, just lives for football.”

Spurs Web Opinion

I think any Spurs fan would take Luka Modric back in a heartbeat.

Yes, he’s getting on and it wouldn’t exactly be the most sensible signing in terms of wages and longevity, but there’s no doubt Modric still has the quality to make a difference.

Not to mention the feel-good factor involved with a reunion like that.

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