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'Modric will be a fans' favourite at Madrid' - Mourinho
The Special One is tipping his new midfielder to shine at the Santiago Bernabeu.

JOSE MOURINHO IS confident that Luka Modric will become an instant hit at Real Madrid following his summer arrival from Tottenham Hotspur.

The Croatia international signed a five-year deal with Real in August to complete his move to the Liga champions, and his new coach has little doubt that the gifted midfielder will become a fans’ favourite at the Santiago Bernabeu.

“I am convinced that he fits right in and that the fans will love him. We signed Modric because he can help us win more trophies,” Mourinho told AS.

“He’s a very talented player and tactically strong. Additionally, he’s a real team-player who’s always looking to help his team-mates. He adds quality and a certain magic to the team. The people at the Bernabeu will appreciate him.”

The Portuguese coach then went on to discuss the situation of Kaka, and insisted that the attacking midfielder still has a role to play at Madrid.

“Lots of players have encountered the same problems Kaka is experiencing now. He was plagued by physical problems when he arrived here and that’s hindered him ever since,” he said.

“He has done many good things for Madrid, though, and I have already previously stated that it would not be a problem if he stayed here.

“He is working hard in training and he will get his chance again at some point. I’m convinced that he will do his utmost once called upon.”

Kaka appeared to be on his way back to AC Milan in the summer transfer window, but the move eventually fell through due to the Serie A side’s dire financial situation.

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