The Sevilla midfielder believes his compatriot will prove to be a "great" capture for Los Blancos, as he looks ahead to the weekend's Liga clash between the two outfitsIvan Rakitic has praised the qualities of Luka Modric, claiming that the new Real Madrid signing's vision separates him from his peers.
The midfielder completed a €33 million transfer to the Santiago Bernabeu from Tottenham in August and has already made a favourable impression on the Spanish champions' fans.
Speaking prior to Sevilla's encounter with Los Blancos in La Liga on Saturday, Rakitic took the opportunity to applaud the playmaking abilities of his Croatia team-mate.
"Modric is a great player, he is different from the rest. He thinks before others," Rakitic told AS.
"If 'The Special One' signed him, there is little to discuss."
Kick-off at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan is scheduled for 22:00CET.