Real Madrid legend speaks about returning to Tottenham Hotspur

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Throughout the 21st century, Real Madrid have signed some incredible players from Tottenham Hotspur, with Gareth Bale and Luka Modric at the top of that list. Needless to say, the latter had a better time at Real Madrid than the former but the one thing that Bale and Modric have in common is that they originally made a name for themselves at Tottenham Hotspur.

Luka Modric has only continued his excellent legacy since leaving White Hart Lane, Tottenham's stomping ground at the time of his departure. He is one of the rare players in this modern era to win the Ballon d'Or without being called Critiano or Lionel. He also helped Croatia to the World Cup final while winning the Champions League five times and La Liga three times. Not bad at all.

But has Modric ever harboured hopes about returning to the Premier League? Well, he's certainly not ruled out the idea...

Real Madrid legend speaks about returning to Tottenham Hotspur

According to Football London, Luka Modric was asked about the potential return to the Premier League, after he said some incredible things about Tottenham and admitted to still following his former club. To which, Modric answered "It will be difficult at my age, but you never know.”

Luka Modric is now 38 years old and it is believed that his best years are behind him, despite still playing an impressive role in the squad for Real Madrid this season. Modric is in the final few months of his Real Madrid contract and it does not look likely that the Croatian will extend his stay, leaving many to ponder what his next destination is.

Speaking about his time with Tottenham, Modric said: "I can only say great things about Harry [Redknapp]. He is a great coach but what impressed me even more is how he is as a person - a phenomenal man. He helped me a lot while I was at Tottenham until I left. I am forever grateful and I have happy memories working with him.”

Modric had a fruitful time under Harry Redknapp, who was an excellent developmental manager. Now, Tottenham have Ange Postecoglou, who is almost a replica of Redknapp, in the way he forms a great relationship with his players.

While Modric is still capable of playing at the highest level, it would be great to see him embark on a new journey where he can end his career strong, as a regular starter for a top Premier League club. While transfer talk in that area is slim, it makes sense for Tottenham to bring Modric back to North London, even if only for a short period.


Do you think Luka Modric will ever return to Tottenham?