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‘You never know’ – Real Madrid midfielder jokes about potential Premier League move

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The recent game between Real Madrid and Manchester City was not just a clash between two of the world’s best teams but also the best leagues.

Los Blancos represent the pinnacle of La Liga, while Pep Guardiola’s side are quite clearly the best team in England. The Spanish side did eventually come through, but not without being dominated for large parts by the English side.

Speaking to the media in a recent interview, the Real Madrid veteran commented on his views of the Premier League and how La Liga and Spain compared to the English league.

“I’m in Spain and it doesn’t get much better than playing for Real Madrid. But, the Premier League, in general, presents a big challenge. It’s one of the best leagues in the world, if not the best.”

As a player who has experienced the level and experience of the Premier League first-hand, the Croatian international then elaborated on what made it special compared to the other leagues in the world.

“The football culture is truly unique and you have to experience it to appreciate it. There’s a big match practically every week and that’s what attracts players to go there,” he remarked.

Modric rates the Premier League as one of the best competitions. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)

Modric was then jokingly told that he was the only missing piece in the Premier League, to which he replied:

“(laughs) I did my part. It would be difficult at my age now! But you never know!”

Speaking about his time at Tottenham Hotspur before his eventual move to Real Madrid, Modric insisted that it was the right decision at that point in his career.

“Coming to Tottenham was the right decision. If I could have written the script for how my career would develop, I couldn’t have written it better than how everything has turned out.”

Finally, the Real Madrid star revealed that he still kept up to date with the Premier League and his former club despite his busy schedule.

“When you leave the Premier League, you don’t just stop following it. So, I follow the league, especially the teams with Croatian players. And, of course, I still follow Tottenham.”

Source: Optus Sport

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Bundesliga title-winner ‘is ready for Real Madrid’, says former German great

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Speaking in an interview with Sport BILD (h/t AS), Germany legend Michael Ballack has claimed that Bayer Leverkusen sensation Florian Wirtz is ready to play for Real Madrid.

Wirtz is a player that Real Madrid have been closely monitoring for a while now, with the German sensation being seen as a long-term replacement for Toni Kroos, who announced his retirement yesterday.

A move for Wirtz is being planned for the summer of 2025 and Ballack believes that the Bundesliga title winner with Leverkusen is ready for the big move to the Santiago Bernabeu.

“Wirtz is ready for Real Madrid,” said Ballack.

“In terms of football, Wirtz can definitely play for Real Madrid. You can also see it in Jude Bellingham after his move from BVB: when you play with even better players, you become even better,” he added.

The Toni Kroos replacement? (Photo by INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images)

Wirtz has a contract with Bayer Leverkusen that runs until the summer of 2027. As things stand, the new German champions have no intentions of selling their prized asset this year.

However, there appears to be an acceptance that the German international will be on the move in 2025.

Other top clubs like Manchester City and Bayern Munich are also understood to be interested, but Real Madrid are likely to beat them in the race should it come down to that next year.

A move for Wirtz, though, could cost in excess of €100 million for Real Madrid should they do indeed decide to proceed with his signing next year.

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