Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric is set to snub interest from Manchester United and instead pursue a move to the Spanish La Liga, according to a Croatian footballer who plays for Sporting Gijon.
Modric’s close friend and Gijon striker Mate Bilic believes that in his conversations with the Spurs star, it has become clear that the midfielder no longer wants to stay at White Hart Lane.
Last summer, despite strong interest from Chelsea, Modric somehow decided to stay at the Lane thanks to extensive talks with then-manager Harry Redknapp.
Perhaps the recent departure of Redknapp has proved to be the trigger that will push the 26-year old towards a much-awaited transfer this summer.
While the Red Devils are reportedly just as keen this time around as the Blues were last year, it appears Modric will leave English football altogether to play in Spain instead.
“He wants to play in the Spanish league. He loves the Premier League but he wants to play in Spain. He’s very close to agreeing a move,” Bilic said about Modric’s strong intentions to play in La Liga.
Interestingly, Modric’s Croatia was knocked out of Euro 2012 last night following a heart-breaking 1-0 defeat to defending champions Spain.