Published on March 11th, 2013 | by soccersweep
Manchester United after multi-million midfield maestro – reports
The rumours doing the rounds over the last 24 hours are linking Manchester United with a bid for the largely out of favour Real Madrid midfielder, Luka Modric. The impish Croatian reminded his current employers of his value, with a super goal against The Reds, after coming on as a sub in the Champions League tie against Manchester United at Old Trafford last week.
But the player, who cost in the region of £33m last summer, hasn’t been a regular in the team, with Sami Khedira, Xabi Alonso and Mezut Ozil stealing the limelight in the engine room.
The Metro suggests that Luka is ‘receptive’ to the idea of joining Manchester United in the summer. He was heavily linked with the club before he moved to Madrid and Sir Alex Fergsuon is a known admirer of the player. Despite his brilliant goal in that game, Modric is not a natural goal scorer and, at 27, he’s not exactly an investment for the future. But if Manchester United decide that they need a smooth operator in midfield – someone who links the play beautifully – then Modric could be a viable option. Ever since Paul Scholes started to wane, criticism of Manchester United has been focused on the midfield area, with many believing that the team lacks a genuine superstar in the middle of the park.
But, only one year into his contract in Spain, Modric would still cost a pretty penny if he were to leave Madrid. Manchester United would have to pay upward of £20m if they were serious about taking the player.
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