Luka Modric Replacement Identified?

Luka Modric Replacement Identified?


As mentioned on Tuesday, Luka Modric may be set to leave Real Madrid this summer. The 32 year-old midfielder appears to be coming to the end of his time at the Santiago Bernabeu, a spell which has brought him and the club a number of trophies.

Real Madrid have been criticised in many quarters for not improving on the side that was so successful last season. Alvaro Morata and James Rodriguez were let go but no replacements came in. President Florentino Perez does not want to make the same mistake again.

Perez is prepared to spend big in order to get Los Blancos back to the level we are all used to. With Modric potentially leaving, Spanish publication Don Balon suggests that PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot has been identified as the Croatian’s replacement.

Reinforcements Needed

As we all know, the start to the season has not been brilliant. Real are 10 points off the pace in La Liga while sitting second in Champions League Group H after defeat against Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley.

The addition of Adrien Rabiot to the squad would be a tremendous boost. The Frenchman is 10 years younger than Modric and he has been in outstanding form for PSG so far this season. Rabiot has featured in every Ligue 1 game so far this season, the only outfield player to do so for the side from Paris.

Rabiot’s strengths lie in his sublime control of the ball and his excellent passing skills. Though he is still very young, he looks so assured on the pitch and likes to control the game.

Tottenham attacking midfielder Dele Alli has also been linked with a move to the Bernabeu but it seems like Rabiot is the number one choice at the moment. We will have to wait for a few months to see whether or not this transfer happens.