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Luka Modric states there are 'no hard feelings' towards Tottenham Hotspur after completing Real Madrid move
11:37am Tuesday 28th August 2012 in Spurs
Luka Modric believes he has joined the best club in the world after completing his move from Tottenham Hotspur to Real Madrid.
The 26-year-old has agreed a five-year contract with the Spanish champions after a £33 million deal was struck between the two clubs.
Modric spent four years at White Hart Lane but admitted once Madrid had registered an interest he was determined to move to the Spanish capital.
Chelsea had reportedly made a bid for Modric’s services but the Croatian international stated his heart was set on a move to Spain.
"I chose the Spanish league because it's one of the best leagues in the world," he said. "And I chose Madrid because they are the best club in the world. They've won so many things, so many titles. It's amazing for me to be here."
He continued: "When I heard that Madrid noticed me, the rest lost interest. There are no hard feelings towards Tottenham, whatever may be said. I'm simply grateful to them.
"This is the best club in the world, with the best coach, the best players.
"Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Angel Di Maria, Gonzalo Higuain, Mesut Ozil, Xabi Alonso - I look forward to playing with them.
"I'm ready for anything and I've come here to win a place in the starting team. I know that will be hard but I believe I have the qualities needed to play here. I want to help the team win titles."