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Croatia legend: Spurs can’t win trophies

Suker urges Modric to leave Tottenham for Real Madrid

By | 19th June 2012

Former Real Madrid striker Davor Suker has urged fellow Croatian Luka Modric to seek a move to the Santiago Bernabeu this summer, or at least leave Tottenham Hotspur if he is to seek silverware.

The Spurs recently relieved manager Harry Redknapp of his duties and although they are reportedly keen on replacing him with a high-profile name such as Andre Villas-Boas or Laurent Blanc, the club has been in complete disarray in recent weeks.

Failure to qualify for the UEFA Champions League was followed by the exit of Croatian midfielder Niko Kranjcar and now, his compatriot Modric is also reportedly desperate to leave White Hart Lane.

The 26-year old has already attracted interest from Chelsea and the two Manchester clubs, but Suker believes that Spanish champions Real offer the best fit.

“Luka Modric is a player who could play for Real Madrid. He needs to be playing for a team that will win trophies. He’d be perfect for them,” Suker was quoted by Soccernet.

The 44-year old added: “I would recommend that [Real Madrid president] Florentino Perez signs him. If he doesn’t sign for Real Madrid, he’ll end up at Manchester City or Chelsea. He has to leave Tottenham to win trophies.”

Modric, who is typically quiet about transfer talks that have frequently surrounded him in the last year, was quick to appreciate Suker’s advice.

“I am proud he thinks I could be a Real Madrid player. It’s good. I thank him a lot for his words,” the midfielder concluded.

Reader Comments

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  1. Acton_Yid says:

    26-years old, 4 years left on a six year contract, the price is £40m GBP. “Put up…or shut up”.

  2. Spursmartio says:

    Mmm. Davor sucker. That talented.player who lists a number of rubbish clubs, one decent one, in Spain. And an illustrious international career. Everyone thinks modric is leaving anyway but I’m sure the first thing he said was “davor, who”. Anyway the ‘complete disarray’ at the club is only in the minds of the rubbish press, and modric might as well be ‘typically quiet’ it will all be made up by the lazy press anyway.

  3. ian says:

    this article is misleading as it refers to a legend and Davor Suker whom i remember as a flop with Arsenal.
    Modric is not consistent enough for the likes of Real Madrid (he took a year to settle for \spurs)and will flop like Berbatov.
    He is not chasing trophies only money.
    If he signs for real or the mancs he will only play max 15 games all season and be a bench player.
    at spurs we will win more games without once our side is settled with parker and sandro with huddlestone, all three can pass and tackle thus defending the middle

  4. Catcher says:

    Suker was a Gooner what do you expect

  5. Marco says:

    All media talk is hyping this up, Modric should go but Levy will make sure that an idiot club will pay the overpriced 40mil first, great business for Tottenham and we get rid of what has been a mediocre player for us this season….40m is great business.

  6. The Oracle says:

    I totally agree with Davor Suker, and let’s be fair he did exactly that and had success. Luka Modric is clearly a world class star, and I put him way ahead of some of the false pretenders in that market. So if Real Madrid really need Modric then I am sure Afellay, Higuain & £20m would be fine with Levy.

    The Oracle

  7. George says:

    An ex gooner telling our player to leave..Well who would of thunk it.

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