With Real Madrid superstar Luka Modric reportedly looking to leave Los Blancos for Italy, his agent has now explained why the midfielder could find the move appealing.
The 32-year-old, who is regarded as one of the best midfielders in the world, has been heavily linked with a switch to Serie A giants Inter Milan in recent weeks, a potential move that is said to be inspired by Cristiano Ronaldo's transfer to Juventus.
Modric's agent, Marko Naletilic, has now given his take on why his client might want to be one of the latest stars in the Italian top flight.
"The fact Inter Milan tried to sign him, and Modric took it into consideration shows the influence Cristiano Ronaldo is already having on Italian football," the midfielder's representative told Tuttosport.
"For whatever reason, Modric wants to be a star in Serie A with Inter. Let's see. I believe that sooner or later Luka will play in Italy.
"Like a lot of Croatians his age, he grew up watching Italian football."
The former Tottenham Hotspur playmaker has made 257 appearances for the Madrid side since joining the Spanish club in 2012, scoring 13 goals and assisting a further 40 strikes.
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