Luka Modric, a favoured midfielder for Croatia, signs a new contract with Real Madrid
Luka Modric, the master of Real Madrid’s midfield, has signed a new one-year contract that keeps him at the Bernabeu through the summer of 2024. The veteran Croatian star is the latest to declare his loyalty to the Spanish giants after a summer of rejuvenation.
It’s a huge decision from the 37-year-old, whose contract was about to expire and he had previously been in line for a possible transition to Saudi Arabia’s Pro League. According to the BBC, Modric’s declaration of his loyalty to the La Liga powerhouse demonstrates his unwavering dedication and affection for the team.
Since switching from the Premier League’s Tottenham Hotspur to Real Madrid in 2012, Modric has donned the white jersey 488 times, winning three La Liga crowns and a remarkable five Champions League championships. His 2018 Ballon d’Or victory, a crowning achievement that came at the same time as Croatia’s historic World Cup semifinal appearance, further solidified his place among the top footballers.
Modric welcomed his new tenure at Madrid with a straightforward but charming Twitter statement: “Home Sweet Home.” This was a warm reflection of his enduring attachment with the team. Modric, who has extended his contract this summer along with players like Toni Kroos, Dani Ceballos, and Nacho Fernandez, is still a vital member of the squad for the 14-time European winners.
Jude Bellingham, a promising English star who was previously with Borussia Dortmund, has signed with Real Madrid, further fueling the competitive fires in midfield. The extension of Modric’s contract is a key component of their preparations for a busy summer at the Bernabeu.