Real Madrid have slapped a €44 million price tag on Atletico Madrid target Luka Modric.
It is believed that the former Spurs midfielder is intent on joining Diego Simeone at the Vicente Calderon Stadium.
According to several sources, Atletico Madrid are extremely interested in acquiring the former Spurs midfielder.
'He's a great asset to have', remarked one insider. 'Personally, I think that Real Madrid are mad to let him go.'
As rumours continued to spread that Modric would be joining Atletico Madrid, former Liverpool player and football television pundit Jamie Carragher voiced his concerns about the move.
'I'm not sure that Real Madrid know what they are doing here. Modric is a terrific player and a price such as €44 million will not make up for losing him.'
Former Manchester United legend Gary Neville was in agreement with Carragher: 'Modric adds so much to Real Madrid that it would be ludicrous for them to sell him now.'
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