On this day 8 years ago; Madrid confirms the signing of Modric

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On August 27, 2012, Luka Modric joined Real Madrid from Tottenham, and went on to become a pivotal part of the club’s success.

The 40 million euros that Los Blancos paid to the North London club eight years ago seemed steep at the time, especially after a difficult first season in the Spanish capital.

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However, he has more than repaid that fee in the subsequent years, winning four Champions Leagues, four Club World Cups, three European Super Cups, two LaLiga Santander titles, one Copa del Rey and thee Supercopas de Espana.

Modric has made 343 appearances for Real Madrid so far. His debut came in the Supercopa de Espana against Barcelona in 2012 which Los Blancos won.

The Croatian’s first goal came at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu against Real Zaragoza on Matchday 10 of the 2012/13 season and has racked up 22 in total as a Real Madrid player.

Modric also won the most prestigious individual title in world football in 2018 in the form of the Ballon d’Or, as well as the 2018 ‘The Best’ award.

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