Rio Ferdinand, a legend at United, thinks his career may have taken a different turn. Modric spent his final season at North London. Prior to his surprise switch from Tottenham to Real Madrid, Manchester United had the chance to capture Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric. At White Hart Lane, where he spent four fantastic years. Modric started to solidify his position as one of the top midfielders in the world.
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Since relocating to Spain, their 37-year-reputation old’s has only grown; he is now regarded as one of the best midfielders of all time with players like Xavi, Andres Iniesta, and Zinedine Zidane. Modric has made an astounding 454 appearances since joining the Santiago Bernabeu and has five champions league titles to his name.
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Rio Ferdinand, a United great, believes that his career may have gone in a different direction. When Modric’s time in North London came to an end, Ferdinand reportedly sought to persuade him to join United. Something Modric was quite receptive to and eager to consider, according to Ferdinand’s admission on his Vibe with Five YouTube channel.
The possibility of becoming the first Croatian to play for the Red Devils, according to Ferdinand, greatly lured the Ballon d’Or winner.
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Defender for United in the past said,
“I remember speaking to him [Modric], I said, ‘Are you leaving [Tottenham]?’ And he said, ‘Yeah, I think I’m going to go’ but he wasn’t sure at the time where. I said, ‘Listen, you’ve got to come to United, man. He [Modric] said: Yeah, listen, I want to be the first Croatian to play for Man United. I want to be that guy, can we make it happen? But it didn’t happen. I spoke to David Gill and the manager [Sir Alex] at the time had already agreed with Shinji Kagawa I think it was – I think that was the year, I’m sure it was. ”
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Shinji Kagawa signed a £17 million contract with the 20-time English champions in 2012. The Japanese player never settled in at Old Trafford and was even viewed as a failure by some United supporters. Just two years later, Kagawa returned to Dortmund for a pitiful £6.5 million sum.
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