Croatian midfielder Luka Modric has joined Real Madrid for five seasons and enjoyed good matches against Barcelona and Granada in the Spanish Super League.
The Spanish club said it expected the former Tottenham Hotspurs player to play a key role.
"Real Madrid has signed a very talented and creative playmaker for the midfield," they said.
"An attacking player capable of assisting his teammates and delivering with great judgement, added to which he has a great capacity for work and sacrifice for the sake of the team," Real Madrid said.
Luka made 160 appearances for Spurs, scoring 17 goals after joining from Dinamo Zagreb in the summer of 2008.