Former Real Madrid star Guti believes that Luka Modric isn't yet good enough to play for Real Madrid, arguing that the Tottenham man still has to fight for his position at his current club.
Modric has been connected to moves to Chelsea and Madrid over the summer, though Spurs are once again standing their ground over the midfielder.
But Guti, who featured in over 500 games for Real Madrid, believes that if Modric hasn't yet proven himself at Tottenham, he isn't yet good enough to make the move to the Spanish giants.
"He hasn't even been the key man for Tottenham," he told ESPN. "I don't think he's done enough to play for Madrid.
"I would go for David Silva in this position. He's ideal for Real Madrid: young, talented with potential, and has achieved great things with Manchester City and Spain."
Tottenham are currently in search of a new manager, but Daniel Levy is still getting into the spirit of the transfer window, with Gareth Bale signing a contract extension and Vedran Corluka agreeing to exit the club for Lokomotiv Moscow.
Spurs are said to be in advanced talks with Andre Villas-Boas over taking on the job left vacant by Harry Redknapp, and if the club can keep hold of Modric, it will be a big boost to Villas-Boas or whoever does take over as they aim for another top four finish and Champions League qualification.
Reports claimed that the 26 year old's agent has held talks with Madrid, while Chelsea are believed to be interested once more after having their £40 million deadline day bid turned down for Modric last summer.
But Levy has been tested before over his big players, and with Tottenham looking to continue to be financially viable, the club don't need to let go of Modric, even if he hands in a transfer request like he did last year.