Luka Modrić has completed his transfer to Real Madrid and expressed his delight to have joined "the best club in the world".

The midfielder has signed a five-year deal after costing the Spanish champions £30m from Tottenham Hotspur.

"When I first heard Real were interested, nothing else mattered. It's the best club in the world, with the best coach and great players," the Croat said.

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"It's an honour to be here. This is the biggest challenge for me in my career and I am sure I have everything I need here."

Modrić, 26, also paid tribute to his former north London employers at his press conference unveiling.

"I want to thank all the people at Spurs. I had four great years there and enjoyed every moment. There are no hard feelings on my side," he added.

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