Luka Modric has quipped that he would not treat Real Madrid the same way Kylian Mbappe did when it comes to contract negotiations and that he plans to extend his stay at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Despite striking an agreement with Real Madrid on a free transfer, Mbappe revealed on Saturday that he would be signing a new three-year contract with PSG.
The Spanish press was outraged by Mbappe’s behavior, and La Liga announced that they would report PSG to a variety of agencies, including the European Union, over his massive contract offer.
Modric, meanwhile, has just one month left on his contract at Madrid but claimed he is close to agreeing to new terms.
When asked if he would walk away from a deal like Mbappe, Luka Modric responded: “I’m not going to do it. I’m not going to do it. But leave it to the club to deal with me!
“No, I’m kidding. We have a lot of trust between us, we get along very well and what has to happen will happen. But now it’s the [Champions League] final and that’s the most important thing. I don’t want to think about anything else.”
Modric was also asked if Real Madrid already had a player who could step in and play the role that Mbappe would have played.
“It could be Vinicius. Rodrygo could be the culprit. We have Camavinga and Valverde, who are young, who have done very, very well this season, and not only this one but also years ago,” Modric said.
Mbappe after rejecting Madrid
Kylian Mbappe claimed he was sure last year was the appropriate time to leave Paris Saint-Germain and join Real Madrid, but the France forward said the call of home prompted him to extend his contract with the Ligue 1 winners.
Mbappe signed a contract deal with PSG last week, which will keep him at the French club until 2025, despite Real’s interest.
Real had chased Mbappe last summer when he had a year remaining on his contract, and despite having bids as high as 200 million euros ($213 million) turned down, they were willing to wait and sign him for free this year.