Real Madrid hero Christian Karembeu is backing their bid for Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric.

Karembeu is convinced Modric can make a difference at Real.

The former Middlesbrough star told Jutarnji List: "I know that Jose Mourinho wants only top-class players and I am sure that Luka Modric is just such a player.

"He could bring Madrid new trophies. The fact is that the squad at Real Madrid has a lot of great players, but it's always good to have another. He would surely fit very well with players like Benzema and Özil."