Scout Mecha Bazdarevic recalled to France Football: "He looked a little bit better than the others, livelier, thinner. He had a facility to eliminate his opponent, in the ball control, fluidity, in fact.
"I fell in love. But he was already too old to get him to the training center. But we had seen him before everyone else."
Dinamo were demanding €5m from Sochaux to sell a then 18 year-old Modric in 2003.