Report: Why Man United didn’t sign Modric despite him wanting move – All thanks to Levy

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Luka Modric is undoubtedly one of the most talented midfielders to come through Tottenham in the past two decades.

Spurs signed the Croatian magician from Dinamo Zagreb in 2008, with Modric representing the Lilywhites for four seasons.

Rarely hit by injuries, he clocked up 159 games and scored 17 goals, never appearing in fewer than 32 games in a single season (Wikipedia).

After making a big transfer to Real Madrid, Modric has gone on to play 333 games for Los Blancos, scoring 22 goals, winning four Champions League titles, and a Ballon d’Or (Wikipedia).

A report has now revealed that Modric told Rio Ferdinand that he wanted to join Manchester United in 2011, which the defender then took up with Alex Ferguson and chief executive, David Gill (Athletic).

It is claimed that Gill and United did not want to deal with Daniel Levy in the transfer market all summer, particularly after the ordeal it took to sign Dimitar Berbatov, so they didn’t even bother trying.

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