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Ex-Napoli chief Marino: I was close to signing Modric - 11 years ago!

Former Napoli sports chief Pierpaolo Marino has revealed they tried to sign Real Madrid star Luka Modric.

The move occurred before Modric's move to Tottenham.

Marino recalled to Efe: "It was the year 2006 and I saw Luka Modric in Dinamo Zagreb-Hajduk.

"He was very young, I saw him play and I asked an intermediary to organize a dinner that same night to sign him. The following year he went for €20m to Tottenham. I saw how he grew, I felt he could become a great midfielder.

"When I saw him, he still played extremely well ."

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