In what would certainly be somewhat of a surprise move, Manchester City are reportedly keeping tabs on Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric, after it was revealed that the Croatian star is unhappy with the new contract that has been offered to him in the Spanish capital.
Despite being considered to be in the twilight years of his career at the age of 36, the former Tottenham midfielder has played an important part in Real Madrid’s success over the last few years; particularly their impressive Champions League dominance under previous manager Zinedine Zidane.
Real are understood to have offered the player a one-year extension to his current deal, however, Modric feels that his loyalty warrants a longer contract – something which the club appear unwilling to sanction.
Could Modric still do a job in the Premier League?
The fact that Man City boss Pep Guardiola has reportedly registered an interest maybe reveals the wily manager sees something that Los Blancos don’t, however, the club are blessed with similar types of players who operate in the Croatian’s role.
Interestingly, each of those players; Ilkay Gundogan, Fernandinho and to some extent, Kevin De Bruyne are all over the age of 30, which suggests that a more sensible option would be a younger alternative.
However, there is no doubting the ability of Modric and Guardiola could see him as someone who could help the club to land an elusive Champions League trophy for the club and he could perhaps be someone who is used in more of a bit-part role in these type of games.
Whether City would be willing to offer Modric the exact terms that he wanted could also be a sticking point, with a two-year contract seemingly to be non-negotiable as far as the player is concerned.