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'Modric won't change Real Madrid's style' - Poyet

'Modric won't change Real Madrid's style' - Poyet

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The Brighton boss and former Tottenham midfielder is intrigued by the role the Croatian will play under Jose Mourinho, as well as Alex Song's potential place at Barcelona

Brighton manager Gus Poyet has described Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric as a "really good player" but does not believe his proposed transfer to Real Madrid will change the Spanish outfit's style of play.

The 26-year-old has been the subject of a long-running transfer saga this summer but now looks close to sealing a switch to the Santiago Bernabeu.

Poyet, who enjoyed a distinguished three-year spell at Spurs as a player, is interested to see how the Croatia international will slot into boss Jose Mourinho's plans.

"Modric is a really good player, but he won't change Real Madrid's style at all. I want to see where will Mourinho play him," he told reporters.

Another north London star linked with a move to the Spanish Liga this summer is Arsenal midfielder Alex Song, who is reportedly attracting interest from Barcelona.

The Uruguayan praised the 24-year-old as a "real beast" but, as with Modric, expressed uncertainty over the position in which he might be deployed by the Catalan giants.

"Alex Song is a real beast. He has presence and good technique. We have to see now which role would he play in Barcelona," he added.

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