One of the seven Real Madrid players whose contracts expire at the end of the current campaign is Luka Modric
The Croatian international has played for Real Madrid for more than ten years and has appeared in 459 games. However, there are questions regarding whether he wants to continue playing at Santiago Bernabeu at the age of 37.
Jose Manuel Moreno claims that Modric will not extend his Real Madrid contract this year and will no longer be a member of the team following the conclusion of the current campaign. Los Blancos, who have relied largely on Modric’s skills for more than ten years, are truly shocked by this. Due to his experience and prowess at the top level, the Croatian still has a significant impact on Carlo Ancelotti’s midfield even at the age of 37.
In the recent 2022 FIFA World Cup, Modric guided the Croatian squad to a third-place finish. Following his achievements in Qatar, there have been rumours that the midfielder may sign a contract extension to stay at Real Madrid for another season.
However, it seems the seasoned midfielder is second-guessing and might leave the Spanish city after 11 years. Modric has won three La Liga championships and five Champions League championships while playing for the team. In 2018, he even captured the coveted Ballon d’Or.
However, with Toni Kroos also considering an early retirement, Ancelotti will have few options in midfield if the 37-year-old decides to quit Real Madrid at the end of the current campaign. To offset the possible departure of seasoned talents like Modric and Kroos, Real Madrid has been connected with moves for young midfielders like Jude Bellingham. But finding the money to sign the English player could be difficult, especially because Borussia Dortmund is holding out for a €150 million transfer fee.
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