Luka who's talking! Madrid captain Casillas hails Spurs star as transfer edges closer
09:20 GMT, 30 July 2012
Iker Casillas has no fear Luka Modric will be a valuable addition to the Real Madrid ranks IF he completes his move from Tottenham.
The Croatia star is desperate to jump ship from White Hart Lane with Spain his preferred destination. Paris St Germain are also keen.
Madrid are yet to meet Spurs' valuation of more than double the 15million they paid Dinamo Zagreb for Modric in 2008.
However that hasn't stopped Madrid goalkeeper and captain Iker Casillas hailing his potential future team-mate.
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'I know him,' the Spain skipper told AS
newspaper. 'He has been a great player ever since he signed for
Tottenham. I faced him in the Euros and he had a very good season.
'If the manager thinks he ought to be then I am sure he will be at the level of this squad. It is not our responsibility to say anything more.
'The club and the manager are those that decide what is best for the team to move a step forward.'
Casillas was discussing Madrid's expectations for the new season, during which they hope to keep ahead of rivals Barcelona, whom they beat into second place for the first time in three years last season.
He added: 'Our goals are similar to those last year. We are hoping to move a step forward like we have in the other seasons since Mourinho has been with us.
'We want to win the league again, the Super Cup and then after two years of arriving at the doors of the Champions League final, we want to reach the final of Europe’s main competition.
'I think we have extraordinary fans, a magnificent stadium and an incredible squad. With all of this it is clear that this team deserves a European Cup, but there are many teams fighting for this title.'