Pass master set for sensational Tottenham return in possible swap deal – report
By Guy Giles
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is willing to include Luka Modric as part of a swap deal to lure Tottenham striker Harry Kane to the Bernabeu, according to a report.
Spanish outlet Diario Gol report that Spurs have declared £176 million as the starting point for negotiations regarding Kane, a price that Real are not willing to pay.
However, Perez believes that Spurs will be more willing to negotiate a deal if Modric was offered as part of the deal.
Modric, 32, was a key part of the Spurs squad that reached the Champions League quarter-finals in 2010/11, before leaving White Hart Lane a year later to join Los Blancos for a fee of around £30 million.
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By the time Modric left White Hart Lane in 2012 he had firmly established himself as a fan favourite among the Spurs faithful, and while his move to Real Madrid did cause a few to turn on him, there can be no doubting that Modric is still revered in North London. The Croatian is arguably one of the best players to grace Tottenham’s midfield, and a return would be a sensational move for both parties. However, it is not Modric that is the issue here, it is Kane. The club have continued to reiterate that Kane is not for sale at any price, and these comments have been strengthened by Kane’s insistence that he wants to stay at Spurs. This means that any deal, including Modric or not, is extremely unlikely to happen.
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