Tottenham playmaker Luka Modric has reportedly emerged as one of Real Madrid’s top transfer targets.
According to Marca, both president Florentino Perez and coach Jose Mourinho want Modric with the La Liga champions.
They believe the former Dinamo Zagreb man, who moved from Croatia to London for 16.5 million euros in 2008, would be an excellent acquisition.
The newspaper goes as far as to say that Mourinho has even called the player to express his interest in him.
Modric would also look on the move as a positive step in his career.
Tottenham failed to qualify for the Champions League for the upcoming campaign and, four years into his stay at White Hart Lane, he would be keen to consider a new challenge as he approaches his peak years.
That wanderlust was alluded to by Croatia team-mate Mate Bilic.
In a recent interview, Bilic revealed Modric was keen to play in La Liga and that a move was close to being completed, although he declined to name the Santiago Bernabeu as his friend’s destination.
Bringing in the Croatian would not be easy for Real, however, with an asking price estimated at upwards of 35 million euros.
Mourinho, though, is believed to be looking for a player in the Modric mould – somebody who can push on to support the attack or play more withdrawn.