Luka Modric has signed a five year contract with Real Madrid and has been paraded in his new number a 19 shirt.
“It took too long but I’m honoured and proud to be here at best and biggest club in the world,” said Modric. “I’m very happy, honoured and proud to be at the biggest and best club in the world. I’m very excited,”
Modric, who was left out of Tottenham’s squad for the opening two games of the season, said that he was determined to leave White Hart Lane as soon as he heard of Real’s interest.
“I chose the Spanish league because it’s one of the best leagues in the world,” he said at a press conference at the Bernabeu this afternoon.
“And I chose Madrid because they are the best club in the world. They’ve won so many things, so many titles. It’s amazing for me to be here.”
“When I heard that Madrid noticed me, the rest lost interest.
“This is the best club in the world, with the best coach, the best players.
“Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Angel Di Maria, Gonzalo Higuain, Mesut Ozil, Xabi Alonso – I look forward to playing with them.
“I’m ready for anything and I’ve come here to win a place in the starting team.
“I know that will be hard but I believe I have the qualities needed to play here. I want to help the team win titles.”
Real have endured a disappointing start to the season, securing only one point from two league games and losing the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup against Barcelona 3-2.
“I’ve seen all three games. It’s not important how you start, but how it ends,” he said.
“There are still a lot of games to come in all competitions. The important thing is to finish well.”