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Luka Modric questioned in relation to massive multimillion-euro corruption scam

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Luka Modric on international duty with Croatia

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric was reportedly questioned by Croatian prosecutors after they began cracking down on corrupt officials in the country. Croatia is currently home to multiple multi-million-euro corruption deals and the Real Madrid midfielder was apparently a part of the deal that saw him switch Dinamo Zagreb for The White Hart Lane. 

Modric – who has since been cleared of any wrongdoing – was interviewed by Croatian anti-graft prosecutors (USKOK) back in September 2015 with his testimonial said to be key in the investigations and the prosecution of various Croatian officials. Local news stations reported that Modric was reportedly questioned about the financial details of his transfer from Zagreb to Tottenham. 

The 30-year-old has since joined Real Madrid and has gone on to carve a successful career for himself in one of Europe's top football teams. This time, the midfielder was questioned in the Croatian capital city of Zagreb – as reported by Jutarnji List Daily. 

Zdravko Mamic – the former Dinamo Zagreb boss – along with his brother, Zoran Mamic, were arrested back in April for their involvement in multiple multi-million-euro corruption scandals that was set to include massive amounts of money involved in the sale of players even including the likes of Luka Modric. 

The two brothers – along with other high-ranking Croatian football officials – were said to have embezzled millions of euros using fictitious deals in the sale and purchase of multiple players in and out of their club. The sum is rumoured to be around €16 million – for which they've been charged and since prosecuted. 

Players like Luka Modric were unnecessarily dragged into this whole situation but the authorities and relevant police forces have ensured that they've been vetted and cleared of any wrongdoing. The mastermind behind all of this, Zdravko Mamic, even opined that the charges against him were a political battle and not necessarily for the betterment of Croatian football and footballers. 

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