Luka Modric has told his Croatian team-mates that he is ready to move to Manchester United claim Croatian media outlet Jutarnji.hr.
United were interested in signing the 27-year-old but were priced out by Tottenham Hotspur before he eventually moved to Real Madrid last summer in a £33 million deal.
According to the reports emerging from Croatia, United could reignite their interest after Modric told his international team-mates that he would be willing to move to Manchester should Madrid want to sell him.
“If the two clubs agree, I will move to Manchester United,” Modric is believed to have told his Croatian compatriots.
After moving to Madrid, Modric had a tough first season under Jose Mourinho. Despite making 46 appearances, he struggled to win over fans who named him the worst buy of the season in January and although he had a great second half of the year, his place in Madrid has been placed in doubt after the double signings of Illaramendi and Isco.
United have already failed in their attempts to sign Cesc Fabregas and Thiago Alcantara, so we are certainly in the market for a ball playing creative midfielder and Modric fits the bill.
A move for Modric would depend how integral he is to Carlo Ancelotti’s plans at Madrid this year. When he was Chelsea manager, he wanted to bring the Croatian to Stamford Bridge so he is a known admirer of him.
We experienced first hand how dangerous Modric can be with his cameo at Old Trafford in the Champions League last year when he turned the game on it’s head and with the transfer window deadline approaching quickly, David Moyes will have to move fast if he wants to secure a signing that will really strengthen the team.