Luka Modric to join Real Madrid?

London: Luka Modric`s former Croatian teammate and good friend Mate Bilic has revealed that the Tottenham Hotspurs` star midfielder is on the brink of joining Spanish champions Real Madrid.

Bilic, who plays for Sporting Gijon, has claimed Modric is in awe of the Spanish La Liga, and a move is just round the corner.

"I`m very good friends with Modric. He wants to play in the Spanish league. He loves the Premier League but he wants to play in Spain. He`s very close to agreeing a move," The Daily Mail quoted Bilic, as saying.

Bilic`s revelation comes after former Croatia and Real star Davor Suker claimed that the Tottenham man is good enough to be a galactico.

Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea are also keen to sign Modric, who wants to leave White Hart Lane for Champions League football.