You'll see that this was a great buy. Modric was always a hostage of average players around him. Now has a chance to make the best of his talent and he has it a lot. Some guys who were far inferior players than him were even more expensive
He'll be a satisfactory player, but not really a stand out at Real Madrid.
You say his team had average players?
Bale? Van der Vaart? Lennon?
A lot of people are saying the reason he didn't have the # of assists or goals some other star midfielders would have is because he had to work too hard each game. This could be true and it may help him succeed against most teams in la liga but I don't see him having any impact against the Catalans. We'll see.