Antonio Conte aiming to bring Luka Modric back to Spurs midfield while Carlo Ancelotti lays down the law


Antonio Conte is reportedly set to offer Luka Modric a return to Tottenham, should he fail to agree on a contract extension with Real Madrid.

The mythical Croatian was signed by Real Madrid in 2012 to be his answer to Xavi and Iniesta from Barcelona. The former Tottenham favorite has lived up to those lofty expectations, playing an integral role in four Champions League successes from 2014-18.

Yet despite being 36 years old, the graceful midfielder shows no signs of slowing down and has indeed been a fixture in Carlo Ancelotti’s team this season. In fact, during 20 appearances in all competitions, he contributed an impressive five assists.

It’s that kind of form that has kept 23-year-old Federico Valverde calm and

Real operates a policy of offering only one-year extensions to players over the age of 30. That has reportedly irritated Modric, who believes his importance to the club should be better rewarded.

As such, Modric is reportedly ‘open’ to the prospect of returning to England.

And with players like Manchester City and Spurs ready to welcome him to the Premier League, it is said that Spurs made the first move.

This is stated by the journalist from Fijachés Ekrem Konur, who claims that Conte will be welcoming Modric back to the Spurs. In fact, he reports that the Spurs boss has told him that there is a deal waiting for him at his old club in case he does not reach an agreement at the Bernabéu.

Despite his veteran status, his return would surely be a masterstroke from Conte. His influence in games has rarely been strong and he retains great respect among his teammates and the Tottenham faithful. Modric enjoyed four seasons at White Hart Lane, playing 159 games for the club and scoring 17 goals.

Ancelotti offers Luka Modric a lifetime contract

Meanwhile, Los Blancos manager Carlo Ancelotti is doing his best to provide Modric with guarantees about his future.

Indeed, when asked about the midfielder’s future earlier this week, the Italian did not seem overly concerned.

“Luka Modric has not yet signed the contract renewal,” he said. But he practically has a lifetime contract with Real Madrid.

In fact, his stance is reflected in the guru of transfers Fabrizio Romano.

The Italian journalist feels it is only ‘a matter of time’ before Modric accepts an extension to extend his 10-year stay at the Bernabéu.

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