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Lopetegui backs Modric over Ronaldo for individual prizes

Posted Saturday, September 22, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com43 hits

Julen Lopetegui has backed Luka Modric for the Ballon d'Or and FIFA's The Best award, hopeful that the notable individual prizes go to Real Madrid players. Modric played a major role in Madrid's third successive Champions League success and Croatia's journey to the World Cup final in Russia, winning the Golden Ball in the process. The 33-year-old is one of the three final nominees for FIFA's...Full Story »

Real Madrid midfielder Modric: I'd like to win Ballon d'Or

Posted Friday, September 21, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com53 hits

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric admits he'd like to win the Ballon d'Or. Modric is being mentioned as among the candidates for the gong. He said, "I am proud to hear this praise. If it happens to me, all the better. "I would like to win the Ballon d'Or, but that does not obsess me. I do not think about it every day. "For me, the most important thing is to think about how to help the tea...Full Story »

Spanish tax authorities fine Modric 1.2 million euros for his 2012 tax return

Posted Saturday, September 15, 2018 by Marca.com44 hits

According to El Mundo, Luka Modric has been handed a 1.2 million euros fine by for tax avoidance in 2012, the year he signed for Real Madrid. That year, the Croat filed his taxes in the United Kingdom, where he was a Tottenham Hotspur player until September, but the Spanish tax office understands that he should have done so in Spain despite having only played for Real Madrid for four months....Full Story »

Nations League round-up: Romelu Lukaku scores twice in Belgium win

Posted Wednesday, September 12, 2018 by Skysports.com37 hits

Romelu Lukaku scored twice as Belgium cruised to a 3-0 victory in their first UEFA Nations League encounter against Iceland on Tuesday night. Eden Hazard opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 29th minute, as Belgium played their first competitive game since beating England in the third-place play-off at the World Cup, before Lukaku, who had won the penalty, struck himself two minute...Full Story »

Lukaku needs help if he's to fire Man Utd to title, says Robson

Posted Tuesday, September 11, 2018 by squawka.com55 hits

Manchester United legend Bryan Robson believes his former club cannot solely depend on Romelu Lukaku's goals if they are to challenge for major honours this season. The 25-year-old Belgian marksman finished as the Red Devils' leading scorer in his debut campaign (2017/18) and is currently atop of their 2018/19 goals chart. United ended last season trophyless and Robson, who remains a celebra...Full Story »

Cristiano Ronaldo congratulated Luka Modric on 'deserved' UEFA award

Posted Saturday, September 08, 2018 by ESPN72 hits

Real Madrid's Luka Modric, left, and Cristiano Ronaldo. Eric Verhoeven/Soccrates/Getty Images Luka Modric said Cristiano Ronaldo sent him a text message telling him he deserved to win UEFA's Player of the Year award. Modric received the honour last week, edging out Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah, after winning the Champions League with Madrid and helping Croatia reach the World Cup final. He also j...Full Story »

Santos: Ronaldo deserved UEFA award ahead of Modric

Posted Thursday, September 06, 2018 by Goal.com87 hits

Cristiano Ronaldo and not Luka Modric should have been crowned UEFA's 2017-18 Player of the Year, according to Portugal head coach Fernando Santos. Ronaldo scored 15 goals to lead Real Madrid to a third successive Champions League crown last season but the five-time Ballon d'Or winner lost out to former team-mate Modric. Modric won the most votes from coaches and journalists as Ronaldo ̵...Full Story »

Burnley 0 - 2 Manchester United: Lukaku at the double as United ease pressure on Mourinho

Posted Monday, September 03, 2018 by PA66 hits

Manchester United brought a timely end to their poor run as Romelu Lukaku’s brace at Burnley helped alleviate the pressure on Jose Mourinho and kick-start their campaign.Old Trafford has found itself in the eye of a storm after a shock defeat at Brighton was compounded by the heaviest home defeat of the Portuguese’s managerial career against Tottenham on Monday.But there was no sign ...Full Story »

Perez SLAMS Inter over cheeky Modric bid, Italian side react

Posted Friday, August 31, 2018 by Express.co.uk80 hits

Real Madrid midfielder Modric was named the best player in last season's Champions League during today's group stage draw. That adds to his accolade as the best player at the World Cup this summer. Modric supposedly angled for a transfer to Inter Milan this summer but the deal never materialised. Inter are said to have tried to secure a loan move, with the permanent transfer coming next summe...Full Story »

Modric celebrates his six year anniversary at Real Madrid

Posted Tuesday, August 28, 2018 by Marca.com60 hits

Real Madrid playmaker Luka Modric celebrates his six year anniversary at the club having signed for Los Blancos in 2012. On Jose Mourinho's request, the Spanish club paid 35 million euros to Tottenham Hotspurs for the services of the Croatian midfielder and since his arrival to the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Modric has become an integral figure. In his six years at the Spanish capital, the ...Full Story »

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric clears Inter Milan after FIFA chat

Posted Monday, August 20, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com96 hits

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has cleared Inter Milan over claims of FIFA intervening in their transfer row. Real have complained to FIFA about Inter's public pursuit of the Croatia international since the end of the World Cup. But Gazzetta dello Sport says FIFA called Modric for his view on the situation and the midfielder cleared Inter of any wrongdoing. Modric informed FIFA it was h...Full Story »

Luka Modric's chances of joining Inter Milan from Real Madrid are slipping away

Posted Friday, August 17, 2018 by Skysports.com86 hits

Luka Modric's chances of joining Inter Milan before tomorrow's transfer deadline are slipping out of sight, according to Sky in Italy. They report a further confrontation between the agents of the midfielder and Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has taken place in which it was reiterated the will of the player to leave. But Perez continues to make a wall and does not want to hear about ...Full Story »

Christian Eriksen could determine Luka Modric transfer to Inter Milan

Posted Thursday, August 16, 2018 by Express.co.uk110 hits

Luka Modric and Christian Eriksen could be involved in the transfer window (Image: GETTY) CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN could reportedly determine whether Real Madrid let Luka Modric leave. Modric has been touted with a move to Inter Milan and the 32-year-old World Cup finalist is ready to spread his wings and pit himself against the best in Serie A. Although he was included in the match day squad for Re...Full Story »

I'm very happy with what I have - Spalletti not desperate for Modric

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com57 hits

Inter and Luciano Spalletti seem to have accepted defeat in their pursuit of Luka Modric after the coach said he is content with his squad. Luciano Spalletti is not desperate for the signing of Real Madrid star Luka Modric, adamant he is "very happy" with the squad he currently has at Inter. After Modric's World Cup participation concluded with Croatia's defeat to France in the final, the Go...Full Story »

Real Madrid's Luka Modric has 'expressed interest' in Inter - Luciano Spalletti

Posted Sunday, August 12, 2018 by ESPN67 hits

Inter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti suggested Luka Modric had expressed interest in joining his club, though the manager also expects the Croatian to stay at Real Madrid. Transfer speculation has steadily linked Modric with a move to Inter all season, though the latest reports have leaned toward him remaining with Madrid. Another indication that Modric will stay put came as he played the final...Full Story »

Modric likes Perisic post teasing Inter move

Posted Saturday, August 11, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com57 hits

Luka Modric perhaps suggested he is interested in a move to Inter by liking a social media post from Croatia team-mate Ivan Perisic. Modric has been strongly linked with the Serie A side despite being an integral part of a Real Madrid team that has won four Champions League titles in five years. After starring for finalists Croatia at the World Cup, where Modric was awarded the Golden Ball f...Full Story »

Modric staying at Real Madrid, Lopetegui claims

Posted Sunday, August 05, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com51 hits

Real Madrid have no intention of allowing midfielder Luka Modric to leave the club, according to head coach Julen Lopetegui. Widely regarded as one of the best midfielders in the world, Modric helped Croatia reach the World Cup final in Russia, where they lost the decider 4-2 to France last month. There had been suggestions Madrid would be open to offers for the 32-year-old playmaker, with ...Full Story »

Luka Modric will only leave Real Madrid for €750m - president Florentino Perez

Posted Saturday, August 04, 2018 by ESPN167 hits

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has made clear his club have no intention of letting Luka Modric join Inter Milan this summer -- saying the only way the World Cup Golden Ball winner can leave is if his €750 million release clause is paid in full. Reports in Italy had claimed that Modric has been talking to Inter over a surprise move, with the 32-year-old hopeful that Madrid will ...Full Story »

Inter Milan stall Vidal deal to test Real Madrid's resolve for Modric

Posted Wednesday, August 01, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com102 hits

Inter Milan are ready to test Real Madrid's resolve with a bid for Luka Modric. Inter are in talks with Bayern Munich for Arturo Vidal, but have delayed making a firm bid for the Chile international. The Nerazzurri are holding back as they want to explore the prospect of bringing Modric to Italy this month. Bayern are willing to sell Vidal for a knockdown €18-19m, but Inter are keepin...Full Story »

Modric wins 2018 World Cup Golden Ball

Posted Monday, July 16, 2018 by Marca.com136 hits

With the World Cup over and the trophy readied for the champions, France, FIFA dished out the individual honours on Sunday evening in Moscow. Luka Modric won the award for the best player of the 2018 tournament, the Golden Ball, having played every minute of Croatia's run to the final. That meant Kylian Mbappe missed out on the award despite being on the winning side in the final, although t...Full Story »

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