I was at Tottenham when we played the best football in the Premier League - and I could come back

Mikel Arteta and Luka Modric
Former Tottenham star Luka Modric has discussed the possibility of returning to the Premier League this summer -Credit:Clive Mason/Getty Images

Luka Modric has opened up on his future with his Real Madrid contract up in the summer and he has not ruled out a sensational Premier League return.

The Croatia international spent four years in north London alongside the likes of Gareth Bale, Rafael van der Vaart and Jermaine Defoe before signing for Real Madrid in 2012 where he has spent the last 12 years. Modric arrived the summer after Spurs won the Carabao Cup, but he did not miss out on trophies in the Spanish capital.

In total, Modric has won a staggering 23 trophies with Los Blancos which has included four consecutive Champions League triumphs. However, at 38, Modric is now reaching an important stage of his career with his contract at Madrid expiring this summer and no sign of a further extension arriving.

With all of that in mind, Modric has now opened up on his career as a whole, with a particular focus on his time at Tottenham which includes significant praise for the man who brought him to the Premier League, before offering a verdict on what's next.

"Coming to Tottenham was the right decision," he told PL Stories: The Croatian Touch on Optus Sport. "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. When you leave the Premier League, you don't just stop following it. I follow the league, especially the teams with Croatian players. Course, I still follow Tottenham."

"I can only say great things about Harry [Redknapp]. He is a great coach but what impressed me even more is how he is as a person - a phenomenal man. He helped me a lot while I was at Tottenham until I left. I am forever grateful and I have happy memories working with him.”

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”To have someone who really believes in you, who sees your potential, that helps. I needed that, especially after my initial struggles. We definitely played the most beautiful football in England." When asked if he would ever return to the Premier League, he said: "It will be difficult at my age, but you never know.”

The thought of Modric being back in a Tottenham shirt is quite something however it is rather unlikely to take place given Ange Postecoglou's transfer methods. Spurs signing a midfielder though, is certainly feasible as they look to further bolster the squad this summer.

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