Paris Saint-Germain paid a World record €222 million to sign Neymar last summer from Barcelona. The Brazilian has settled well in Paris and he is enjoying his football again. He has netted 18 goals and assisted 11 others. Real Madrid playmaker Luka Modric has spoken for the first time about his acrimonious departure from Tottenham Hotspurs. Lionel Messi rejected a mouth-watering offer worth €100million-a-year (£88m).
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3. Modric reveals his biggest REGRET in his career so far
Real Madrid playmaker Luka Modric has spoken for the first time about his acrimonious departure from Tottenham Hotspurs. The Croatian pushed for a transfer to Real Madrid in 2012 after the La Liga giants developed an interest in his services. The 32-year-old went on to win three UEFA Champions League crowns, 2 La Liga trophies, 1 Copa del Rey among many others. However, he still feels bad that he left White Hart Lane without a trophy to show for it.
“My one regret is that I didn’t win a trophy with Tottenham, despite us being a strong team who played good, attractive football.
“I’m sorry for the way I left. I wish we had parted in a nicer way. I hope fans understand that I followed my dreams.
“My emotions when I think about the time I spent at Spurs are always really positive. Tottenham is the club that first gave me my opportunity to play in one of the strongest leagues in the world.
“I had a fantastic relationship with the people at the club, and also the fans. The whole atmosphere in and around the club at that time was brilliant, and our results were mostly very good.
“We played in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, against Real Madrid, and in a League Cup final too.
“Do I still follow their results? Yes, when I have time.
“I always enjoy watching Tottenham’s games and I really like what the club has become over the last few seasons.
“They play the kind of enjoyable and attacking football that I like to see, and I definitely think Spurs could win the Premier League title in the near future – they’ve got excellent players.”