Manchester United set for 25 million pound swoop for Croat ace Modric

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London, Apr 29(ANI): Manchester United is set to make a 25 million pound bid for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Luka Modric during the summer transfer target.

According to reports, United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is a huge admirer of Croat midfielder Modric and views him as a long-term replacement for Paul Scholes.erguson was even full of praise for the 24-year-old in his programme notes ahead of their 3-1 home win against Spurs on Saturday.

"And I give you another wee man who'll be at Old Trafford this afternoon: Luka Modric, who is playing out of his skin at the moment," The Sun quoted Ferguson, as having written on his note.

Modric joined Tottenham from Dinamo Zagreb two years ago on a six-year contract for a transfer fee of 16.5 million pounds.

A broken leg in August last year disrupted his season, but since returning to the side in December he has been pivotal in Tottenham's push for Champions League qualification. (ANI)

Story first published: Thursday, April 29, 2010, 16:39 [IST]
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