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Manchester City Eyeing A Move For This Real Madrid Midfielder: What Will He Add To Pep’s Side?

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In a recent report, El Nacional revealed that Manchester City are eyeing a move for Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric. It is believed that the Mancunian giants are waiting to see if the Croatia international commits his future to Los Blancos with his current contract set to run out at the end of this season.

Modric’s Impressive Run Of Form At The Santiago Bernabeu Stadium

Modric is having another impressive campaign with the Madrid giants after producing a series of influential displays at the heart of their midfield. The 36-year-old has participated in 20 matches for Carlo Ancelotti’s side this season, picking up five assists in the process on all fronts.

The former Tottenham Hotspur talent has continued to perform at a high level at the Spanish capital as he is averaging 0.7 tackles, 1.0 interceptions, 1.0 shots, 1.4 key passes and 1.5 dribbles per game in La Liga. He has even distributed possession accurately from midfield based on his pass completion rate of 89.5% in league football (stats via whoscored).

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Valencia’s Portuguese forward Goncalo Guedes (L) challenges Real Madrid’s Croatian midfielder Luka Modric during the Spanish league football match between Real Madrid CF and Valencia CF at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on January 8, 2022. (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP) (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP via Getty Images)
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What Will Modric Add To Manchester City Boss Pep Guardiola’s Team?

Modric has a wide range of passes in his locker and has still got the eye to make a killer pass in the attacking third of the field. He has set up chances for his teammates consistently over the past few months.

The Croat sensation can even make some clever runs with the ball from midfield. He also doesn’t shy away from his defensive duties and can make the odd interception for his team.

A midfielder of Modric’s skillset and winning mindset will no doubt be a welcome addition to Man City‘s dressing room if Pep Guardiola can find a way to bring him to the Etihad Stadium when his contract with Los Blancos runs out next summer.

Modric will enhance the quality of Man City’s squad by adding more creativity and experience to their midfield department. However, at 36, the Croatia international has only got a few years left in him. Thus, he will only serve as a decent signing for the Mancunian giants in the short term.

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