Report: Midfielder could snub Spurs return in favour of Man City move

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According to Spanish publication SuperDeporte, Luka Modric could snub the opportunity to return to Tottenham Hotspur and move to Manchester City instead.  

Modric had four brilliant seasons at Spurs before Real Madrid poached him during summer 2012.

The Croatian international will go down as one of the best players in Real Madrid’s history, having helped the club to four Champions League titles and numerous other trophies in the nine and a half years he has spent there so far.

The midfielder was linked with a return to Spurs a year ago when his contract was about to run out but he ended up signing a one-year renewal at Madrid.

SuperDeporte now report that Florentino Perez has now been trying for weeks to get Modric to sign another extension but the Real Madrid supremo has not made any progress.

The report reveals that Los Blancos want to offer the midfielder a one-year extension but the player is demanding a two-year deal.

It is suggested that he could leave the Spanish capital when his current deal runs out at the end of the season if the parties fail to reach an agreement.

The report further adds that Modric is not enthusiastic about the idea of returning to Spurs or joining Newcastle United.

Instead, the 36-year-old is said to be tempted at the prospect of joining City, with the idea of playing for City’s MLS franchise, New York City FC in the future, thought to appeal to the Croat.

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If Modric does become available on a free transfer, bringing him back to Spurs on a two-year certainly sounds like a tantalising prospect as we lack a midfielder of his profile who can dictate games in possession.

Despite being 36 years of age, Modric has demonstrated over the last 12 months that he is still very much capable of covering the required distance and playing with intensity. 

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