Real Madrid sign Modric from Tottenham

Updated: August 28, 2012

Luka Modric has completed his move from Tottenham to Real Madrid for a fee in the region of £30m after the Croatian midfielder, 26, passed a medical on Monday, signing a five-year contract with the Spanish giants.

“I’m very happy, honoured and proud to be at the biggest and best club in the world. I’m very excited,” Modric said.

Tottenham also announced they are entering a partnership with Real Madrid which will see the two clubs working together in respect of players, coaching and commercial relationships.

“Luka has been a terrific player for us and, while we preferred not to part with him, we are pleased that it is to Real Madrid, a club with which we now look forward to sharing a long and productive partnership,” said Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy.

Modric joined Tottenham in 2008 in a £16.5m deal from Croatian side Dinamo Zagreb making 160 appearances for the London club, scoring 17 goals. He also has 58 caps for Croatia scoring six times for his country.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez Rodriguez added: “We are delighted to welcome Luka and look forward to working closely with Tottenham in the coming years.”

Initially Modric was played as a defensive midfielder under former manager Juande Ramos before moving further up the field into a more advanced role when Harry Redknapp became manager in October 2008.

He quickly developed into an integral part of the Tottenham side before being rewarded for his performances with a new six-year contract in 2010. Last season, he made 41 appearances for Tottenham, scoring five goals.

Spurs boss Andre-Villas Boas has already stated his intention to add to his squad before the transfer window closes on Friday. They have made three signings this summer, with Emmanuel Adebayor moving from Manchester City for £5m, midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson joining from Hoffenheim and Jan Vertonghen signing from Ajax.

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