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Notes & Quotes: September 11, 2018

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The Modric rumors are back, Marcelo pays fine for tax fraud, and Nadal may be a candidate for the Madrid presidency one day

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The Modric rumors are back.....yay

According to Italian outlet SportsMediaset, Luka Modric has revealed to his friends that he wants a move to Inter, at his 33rd birthday party no less. The report also says that they anticipate Inter will back for him in January or next summer.

This is the first time I’ve ever heard of this site, so not entirely sure how reliable or not they are. It does seem like another desperate attempt at getting this saga starting all over again after nothing coming to fruition over the summer.

I think at this point, had Luka really wanted to leave he would have over the summer when all the drama was still going on. It’s not something to worry about, at least until January when we get to hear this all over again.

Marcelo to pay fine for tax fraud

According to EFE and El Mundo, Marcelo has admitted to tax fraud in Spain. He reportedly owes about €576,000 in taxes, which he used a foreign firm to handle. He is also receiving a four-month jail sentence and a fine of €750,000.

Not to worry about missing time with Real, though, as Marcelo is a first-time offender. Under Spanish law, a first offense that has a sentence of under two years is eligible to be served on probation.

As has been most of the cases in Spain regarding athletes and tax fraud, Marcelo will not be serving any jail time and will pay the penalties and move on. Isn’t the first, nor the last case of Spanish tax fraud we’ll see involving LaLiga players.

Perez slates Rafa Nadal as potential club presidential candidate

According to El Confidencial, Florentino Perez has said that Rafael Nadal would be a good choice as a future club president and that he is ‘one of the best Real Madrid ambassadors’.

Nadal reportedly responded with:

“I would like to preside over Real Madrid.”

“The club has a great president and it’s not something you can think about today.”

It’s no secret that Rafa is a huge Real fan and has been involved with the club over his career quite a bit. As far as a potential club presidency in the future, I don’t think we’ll see it. There’s certainly always a chance, but it’s probably more unlikely than likely.

I do think that both Raúl and Iker Casillas would have good chances at a presidential run for the club in the future.

It’s certainly not time to talk about Perez’s exit, because he’s not likely to step down as president in the near future. It is interesting to see that Perez views Nadal as a good candidate for the position, should this report be true.