Could Luka Modric be reunited with Eduardo at Arsenal?
Posted October 24, 2007on:
We’re barely into the second month of the season, but speculation has already begun about who Arsene Wenger might be looking to bring in to Arsenal in the January transfer window.
One player who seems destined to move clubs is Luka Modric of Dinamo Zagreb, the 22-year-old midfielder who was Eduardo’s main provider last season when the striker notched 34 goals in 32 games. To find out more about Modric, have a look at the above interview I found on YouTube.
Modric has been linked with big money moves to both Ajax and Bayern Munich, but if Le Gaffer is interested – and rumour has it that he has made enquiries – then we could see Luka on his way to London in the New Year.
The benefits of reuniting Modric and Eduardo could be fantastic. Despite Eduardo’s massive goal haul last season, Dinamo Zagreb did not stand in his way to move on, but they will put up a bigger fight to try to keep Modric, who they rate as their best player. And Modric himself can put them away, having scored 20 goals in 69 appearances for Zagreb and three in 18 games for the national side.
The club has Modric under contract until 2014, but that is more likely a bargaining tool to force the price up for any potential suitors. There will definitely be more than one club vying for his signature, but Arsenal certainly has the edge on any rivals.
Modric developed an almost telepathic understanding with Eduardo at Dinamo Zagreb, having already played alongside the Brazilian-born striker when they were both on loan at Inter Zarpresic. The duo also are a potent force for the Croatian national team where their uncanny understanding has helped Eduardo score 12 goals in 17 appearances.
But perhaps the most important fact is that Modric and Eduardo are best friends and the way in which Eduardo has been welcomed by Arsenal fans could be the carrot that lures Luka to the Emirates Stadium.
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