• Redknapp reveals why Wenger turned down Modric

    Redknapp reveals why Wenger turned down Modric

    Harry Redknapp says Arsene Wenger turned down the chance to sign Luka Modric because he was “not physically imposing enough”.

    Modric joined Spurs in summer 2008 for £16.5million, and became a fan favourite in his four years at the club.

    Juande Ramos was the manager who brought him to White Hart Lane, but Redknapp oversaw most of his spell in north London after becoming boss in October 2008.

    Modric made 159 appearances for Tottenham and impressed sufficiently to secure a move to Real […]

  • Real Madrid’s best player isn’t Ronaldo or Bale – Gabi

    Real Madrid’s best player isn’t Ronaldo or Bale – Gabi

    With Atletico hosting Zinedine Zidane’s men on Saturday, the captain has picked out the player he fears most in Real’s starting eleven.

     

    Atletico Madrid midfielder Gabi believes Luka Modric is more important to Real Madrid than Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale.

    The capital clubs go head-to-head for the first time this season in Saturday’s match at the Vicente Calderon, with Zinedine Zidane’s side looking to at least protect their lead at the top of La Liga. Both sides have started the season […]

  • Ancelotti hails Real Madrid’s Modric as one of the world’s best

    Ancelotti hails Real Madrid’s Modric as one of the world’s best

    The Italian coach, now taking the reins at Bayern Munich, worked with the former Tottenham midfielder during a successful two-year spell at the Santiago Bernabeu.

    Carlo Ancelotti refuses to be drawn on a starting XI of the greatest players he has ever worked with but says that Real Madrid’s Luka Modric is “one of the best midfield players in the world”.

    The Italian boasts an enviable coaching CV, having spent over 20 years in the dugout of some of Europe’s top clubs.

    After […]