Modric to replace Ozil

Real Madrid Coach Jose Mourinho is reportedly considering replacing Mesut Ozil with new signing Luka Modric against Granada on Sunday evening.

According to reports in AS, the Portuguese tactician will rest the German international after his extensive exploits in midweek’s Super Cup victory against Barcelona.

While the Croatian playmaker has only has five training sessions with his new teammates since signing from Tottenham Hotspur, it is thought that is has progressed sufficiently to start in La Liga.

Mourinho reportedly sees tonight’s game as the first opportunity to not only rest Ozil, but also bring his new signing up to match fitness, with Modric having not played once this pre-season.

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