Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin reportedly holds the key in Luka Modric’s potential transfer from Tottenham Hotspur to Real Madrid, with the Turkish starlet rumored to be used along with £30 million in exchange for the Croatia international.
Sahin, 23, enjoyed a strong rise to prominence at Borussia Dortmund and his Bundesliga career culminated with a 2010-11 title win in Germany.
However, his subsequent transfer to Madrid has not worked out well, with injuries restricting him to merely 10 appearances across all competitions.
To his credit, Sahin did make an impression when he did step on the pitch, scoring once and assisting on another goal during his brief first-year stint.
Nevertheless, the defending La Liga champions have shown an increasing interest in the services of Modric in recent days and are now reportedly willing to part ways with Sahin’s six-year contract to secure the 26-year old Croatian star.
In addition to Sahin’s potential signing, other deals that the Spurs are aiming to close in the coming days include the transfer of Icelandic midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson and Belgian defender Jan Vertonghen.
With chairman Daniel Levy also reportedly close to unveiling former Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boasas the club’s new manager, a permanent switch may also be secured for Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor.
Yesterday, Tottenham also announced the signing of a four-year extension with Welsh star Gareth Bale, who is poised to become the face of the franchise, particularly after Modric completes his protracted move away from North London.