Davor Suker urges Modric to join Real Madrid

The 44-year-old says the Tottenham midfielder has the quality to play for a team like the Liga champions and that he would love to see his compatriot line up for his former club
Legendary Croatia striker Davor Suker says he would love his compatriot Luka Modric to join Real Madrid, his former club.

The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder has long been linked with a move away from White Hart Lane, and with the Lilywhites failing to secure Champions League football, could be set for a move this summer.

The 44-year-old believes Modric has the ability to play at the highest level and has urged Blancos' coach Jose Mourinho and president Florentino Perez to consider singing the diminutive playmaker.

"As a future president of Croatian football, I'd love to see Luka Modric join Real Madrid," he told Marca.

"He has the quality and the ability to play for a big club like Real. But it is a question I will pose with my heart to Mourinho and Perez."

Suker will present the Man of the Match award at Saturday's Euro 2012 quarter-final between Spain and France and ahead of the clash he has picked Spain to triumph and tipped Fernando Torres to make the difference.

"Of Spain's strikers the one I like most is Torres, because he is fresh. I hope he scores a double tonight to qualify for the semi-finals.

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"The good thing for Spain is that he hasn't played so much for Chelsea and can be at his maximum level tonight.

"I am sure [Andres] Iniesta will be good, while I also like the defence and Iker [Casillas] is tremendous. I am sure we are going to see a great game."

The former Real Madrid and Arsenal striker has put his money on a Euro 2008 final re-match between tournament favourites Germany and Spain.

"I hope Spain win. I give the prize to the best player and I hope it's a Spaniard. I am convinced that Spain will play well. They are hungry. And I expect to see a Spain v Germany final in Kiev on July 1."