He was regarded by many as the most important player in midfield because he kept Spurs ticking over when they had the ball, everything pretty much went through him.
With his golden vision, his great technical ability and his creativity in the heart of the midfield, he soon become one of the best players at the club and after four seasons at Spurs he decided that his time was up in London and he wanted to test his skill somewhere else.
Madrid turned out to be is destination, and even though he is still finding his feet in Spain. He will surely kick into gear and be worth every penny that was spent on him.
But with his loss, have Spurs replaced him well enough?
I don’t believe that they have brought enough quality to say that they have replaced him; in fact I believe Spurs are actually weaker than they were last season.
The new arrivals have all made a decent impact in a Spurs shirt this season, but I don’t believe they were the right kind of player to come in and replace the little playmaker.
Tottenham needed somebody who can pull the strings, keep the ball and supply that killer pass.
Moussa Dembele, Clint Dempsey and Gylfi Sigurdsson are not that kind of player and were not the men to replace Modric.