Luka Modric has warned his Real Madrid teammates James Rodriguez and Alvaro Morata about the dangers of leaving the Champions League winners this summer.
Both players have been linked with lucrative moves to the Premier League, which would see them start more frequently than they currently do at the Bernabeu, but the Croatia international told Marca that the decision to leave Los Blancos is not one to be taken lightly.
Both players have been linked with moves to Manchester United and Chelsea this summer, but Modric insisted: “Surely it is not an easy decision to leave Madrid. When you leave here, then nothing is the same.
“Now you’re in the best club in the world, that’s for sure, and from there you just go down. Everyone will have their reasons, but I don’t see it myself. Things in football change fast.”
Asking about the summer arrivals of Marcos Llorente and Dani Vallejo back from loan moves, and Theo Hernandez from Atletico Madrid, Modric said: “It’s difficult. What the club has done in recent years is a good way with the signings [refers to young people].
“I would only sign them if they can improve the team enough. It is difficult to find players who fulfil that, to improve us. We have a very good team. The club and coach know what we need, it is their decision. We will accept who they sign and will help them to adapt.”