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Modric signs for Spurs

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Tottenham have won the race to sign highly-rated Croatia midfielder Luka Modric.

Midfielder agrees terms for Premier League move

Tottenham have signed the highly-rated Croatia midfielder Luka Modric for a fee believed to be in excess of £15m. The 22-year-old has agreed personal terms at White Hart Lane and will leave Dinamo Zagreb for London this summer subject to him passing a medical. Modric, who has already been capped more than 20 times by his country, was reported to have been courted by many of Europe's top clubs including Chelsea, Arsenal and, most recently, Newcastle. He must now obtain a work permit but that will be a formality given his status as one of the continent's most coveted talents.

Fantastic prospect

Spurs have fended off keen interest from Newcastle to sign Modric, with Magpies boss Kevin Keegan admitting he is a fan of the schemer earlier this week. "If you had a list of the midfield players around Europe who Newcastle could possibly attract, Luka Modric would be one of them," said Keegan. "I think he would be pretty much on everyone else's list as well because he is a fantastic prospect. "If you look at the midfield players who have a fantastic future, he would be one of them. But every other club in the league, from Arsenal and Manchester United, would like Modric."

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