The Croatian midfielder Luka Modric has said that he is still adapting to Spanish football after he quashed the rumours suggesting that he was looking for a return to the Premier league. The 26-year-old moved to the Spanish club Real Madrid in the summer for around £ 35 million. He had been linked with the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea before completing a move to the Spanish club, but it has so far not been a great first half to the season for the 26-year-old. Modric has struggled to exert any influence on the team and has made only eight appearances so far this campaign.

He has also scored just one goal, which led to the Real Madrid fans voting him as one of the worst summer signings in Spanish football. He has once again been linked with a return to the Premier league where he was hugely successful with Tottenham. Chelsea are thought to be interested in securing his services. The European champions are on the lookout for a player who will be able to replace Frank Lampard in the centre of midfield. The 34-year-old is widely expected to leave the club at the end of the season. Modric could not be cheap due to the fact that he still has more than four years left on his contract.

“There are a few of us competing for that position and he is adapting to a new club and a new league. I found it difficult in my first season after coming from the Premier League but he is very well integrated, he is a fantastic lad and a great player. I have no doubt he will be important (to us),” said the Real Madrid midfielder Alonso. Madrid have struggled a lot in the league this season and are 16 points behind Barcelona.