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.