As far as the press are concerned, it’s been pretty much accepted that Luka Modric will be heading out of Spurs this summer and their subsequent role has been to link the club with a choice of possible replacements.
Gylfi Sigurdsson was one name but as the rumour claiming that Real Madrid are moving into pole position gains momentum, it’s widely being suggested that the La Liga giants will be weighing up a player plus cash bid.
The player involved is Nuri Sahin, a Turkish international who also holds German nationality and a midfielder who has been with Real since the beginning of the 2011-12 season.
Sahin made his name in Germany with Dortmund but his time at the Bernabeu hasn’t been the happiest and in the whole of last season he only made 10 appearances for the club – 4 in La Liga.
Clearly he might therefore be viewed as surplus to requirements and an ideal makeweight for the deal but could the 23 year old possibly emulate Modric on the pitch?