From Spain: Arsenal told they can sign world class star in £53m deal

By on March 20, 2018

According to reports in Spain via TeamTalk, Real Madrid have told Arsenal we can sign Luka Modric if an offer of around £53m is put on the table for the midfielder this summer.

Modric has been one of the best midfielders in world football since joining Madrid from Tottenham in 2012 having helped them win a number of trophies including 3 Champions League titles.

However, the Croatian international’s future at the Bernabeu has been cast in doubt as he turns 33 in September and he’s been tipped to be a high-profile departure as Zinedine Zidane overhaul’s his squad this summer.

Modric has been linked with a shock move to Arsenal in recent weeks and TeamTalk cite a report from Marca that claims Madrid have now informed us they’ll sell if their £53m valuation is met.

That’s a huge figure for a player coming towards the end of his career but the report says Madrid are still confident they can command such a fee and will cash-in as long as they can secure a replacement.

Marca also claim that Inter Milan, Napoli and Roma have all been put off by the hefty valuation which has left Arsenal in the clear to sign the former Tottenham star.

What to make of this story?

I’m a huge Modric fan and have been since his days at White Hart Lane. I remember how gutted I was when he joined Spurs from Dinamo Zagreb in 2008 but even I don’t think it makes sense to spend around £50m on a player who’s almost 33.

Modric would probably do a fine job for a season or two but we all know a club like Arsenal are highly unlikely to pay that kind of money for an ageing midfielder so I’m not getting too excited about this particular transfer rumour.

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