Luka Modric reveals Arsene Wenger impact after Ballon d’Or win


Real Madrid ace Modric won the Ballon d’Or this week after a stunning 2018 which saw him win the Champions League.

He also helped Croatia to the World Cup final and has shone for the whole year.

Modric joined Real Madrid from Tottenham in 2012 and has continually improved in the Spanish capital.

But now the 33-year-old has revealed he could have moved to Arsenal during his career.

And the decision of Wenger not to pursue the signing of the Croatian had a big impact on Modric’s future.

“I took Wenger’s rejection as a new hurdle to overcome,” Modric said.

“That was his opinion on me at that moment.“

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Modric helped Real Madrid to their third Champions League title in a row last season.

He has also won one La Liga crown as well as the Copa del Rey during his time at the Bernabeu.

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