Carlo Ancelotti, Real Madrid Manager, has revealed that the Los Blancos trio will remain at the Club in the next season.
The trio has been the longest-serving trio currently in the world of football but their contract wil expire in the summer and Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that they are all talking about a new contract.
The Real Madrid trio – Karim Benzema, 35, and Luka Modric, 37, have won the Champions League 5 times since 2014 while Toni Kroos, 33, have won just four at the Spanish side.
Carlo Ancelotti when talking about the trio said: “I think that in the end they will look for a solution.”
“There are advances, because they are talking.”
Real Madrid has however started planning for their future early enough by signing youngsters like Dani Ceballos, Aurelien Tchouameni and Federico Valverde since 2016.
Despite Kroos and Modric playing less minutes this season, Benzema keep breaking records as he is Madrid’s top scorer and claimed a hat-trick in Wednesday’s Copa del Rey win over Barcelona, which all three started.
Benzema scores first-half hat-trick under 7 minutes in win over Real Vallodolid during the week.
Don Carlo as he fondly called also added that; “I think [they] will stay.”
“You can think the three don’t have the physical profile or energy of the younger players, but what these three have in terms of game management is unique, you can’t buy it on any market in the world.”
“This is born with experience – age takes something from you, but it gives you something back as well.”
Real Madrid are currently second in the La Liga table with 59 points, 12 points behind league leaders Barcelona and they play Villarreal next on Saturday.
Karim Benzema was subject to a record transfer in 2009 as he joined Real Madrid from Lyon for a fee of €35 million.
The Frenchman struggled to establish himself in his first season, but subsequently achieved a consistent goalscoring rate with the club.
He was part of the highly rated trio alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale — dubbed BBC — who were integral to four Champions League wins from 2014 to 2018.
Following Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure from Real Madrid in 2018, Benzema moved from being a false 9 to a complete center-forward.
The Former France International was named in the La Liga Team of the Season for four consecutive years from 2018 to 2022.
He also won La Liga Best Player twice and the Pichichi Trophy for the first time in 2022. Benzema finished as Champions League top scorer as he won his fifth title in 2022.
Luka Modric on the other hand joined Real Madrid in 2012 for a £30 million transfer fee.
With Madrid, he became a key contributor and helped the team win La Décima and was selected for the 2013–14 Champions League squad of the season.
After Zidane became Real Madrid manager then, Modrić was critical to three consecutive Champions League titles from 2015–16 to 2017–18, each time being voted into the squad of the season.
Toni Kroos joined Real Madrid in a transfer worth €25 million in the year 2014 after his massive success with Bayern Munich.
With Real Madrid, Kroos has won sixteen trophies, including three La Liga titles and four UEFA Champions League titles.