Granero welcomes Modric arrival

Esteban Granero says he would welcome the arrival of Tottenham Hotspur's Luka Modric at Real Madrid.

The 25-year-old midfielder made 17 La Liga appearances last term, starting just seven times, and the arrival of Modric, who has been strongly linked with a move to the Santiago Bernabeu in recent weeks, would further complicate matters for the Madrid-born player.

“The important thing is that the team gets stronger and improving the squad every year makes it more difficult, but that is what we work for and we always welcome good players,” Granero told AS.

However, the Spanish Under-21 international insists he has no intention of leaving the club and says he will stay and fight for a place in Jose Mourinho’s starting line-up.

“I have no plans to leave nor do I want a repeat of last season, as I need to have more of a role in the team, but I don’t have to change clubs for that.

“I want to do it here and I am going to fight and train as hard as I can every day because last year I matured a lot and improved as a player.”

Granero also referred to his contract with Los Blancos, which expires at the end of next season and means he will be free to negotiate with other clubs from January 1.

“That’s not a problem. I’ve been here 15 years and there is no doubt I love this club, so there will be no problem and I will remain here for however long they want me.”

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