Luka Modric has agreed to a new deal with Real Madrid that will keep him with the Spanish powerhouse until the summer of 2024.
Luka Modric has agreed to stay in the Spanish capital beyond this season, with the Croatian International set to remain at the club until June 2024.
According to reports, the contracts have been drawn up and approved by both parties, but, the 37-year-old is set to accept a pay cut salary scale, only behind Eden Hazard and Karim Benzema.
While the contract expansion is yet to be formalised, the 2018 FIFA World Cup runner-up, whose current deal will expire in June 2023 is expected to sign the paperwork in the coming days.
Even though Modric is still questionable to play in Real Madrid’s Champions League semi-final match against Manchester City on Tuesday due to a thigh injury he suffered late last month, the Spanish outlet claims that the deal could be finalized in the days leading up to the game.
This comes after Modric shot down rumors in March that he would be joining former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo in Saudi Arabia by saying, “I hope and believe I will stay at Real Madrid”.
One month ago, reporters said he talked to Florentino Perez, who assured him the club would offer him a new contract.
Talks reportedly went very fast as Modric expressed his desire to extend his contract with Los Blancos for another year.
It appears that Toni Kroos has also agreed to a one-year extension at the Bernabeu.
It’s not a coincidence that Carlo Ancelotti plans to use Modric and Kroos to help Jude Bellingham settle in, according to reporters.
The English midfielder would replace the Croatian if he were to sign with the Galacticos.
The Spanish league champions are the frontrunners to sign the midfielder from Borussia Dortmund.
The 19-year-old will be able to learn and grow from two veterans who have won multiple Champions League titles and made a total of 889 career appearances.
After joining the club from Tottenham for £33 million in 2012, Modric has gone on to become one of the best midfielders of all time and was named the 2018 Ballon d’Or winner.
The Croatian’s experience, along with his five Champions League medals and three La Liga titles, would make him a fantastic mentor for Bellingham. He scored 37 goals and dished out 77 assists for Los Blancos in 480 appearances across all competitions.
The midfielder is Madrid’s top target this summer, but they’ll have to pay a lot to get him.
Reportedly, the 2022 Champions League winners have set a ceiling on how much they are willing to pay to sign him, with the price tag set at £105 million.
Who’s Luka Modric?
Luka Modric is a Croatian professional football player, who plays as an attacking midfielder and is also a captain for Croatia’s national team, and La Liga team Real Madrid.
Luka Modric age;
Modric was born on the 9th of September, 1985 in Zadar, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia.
Luka Modric’s wife;
Modric married Vanja Bosni in a small ceremony in May 2010 in Zagreb, the Croatian capital, After four years of courtship. After a year of marriage, Modric and his wife welcome their first child Ivano, who was born on the 6th of June, 2010, their second child Ema was born on the 25th of April, 2013, Sofia their third child was born on the 2nd of October, 2017.
Luka Modric Net Worth;
Modric is reportedly worth 7.5 million dollars.
Luka Modric club career;
Modric moved to Real Madrid in the summer of 2012 for a reported £30 million.
After becoming an integral part of the team, he was named to the Champions League all-season squad and helped them win La Décima.
After Zinedine Zidane took over as manager of Real Madrid, Modri was instrumental in the club’s three consecutive Champions League titles (2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18).
At Real Madrid, he has amassed a total of twenty-three major trophies, including five UEFA Champions Leagues, three La Ligas, two Copa del Reys, four Supercopas de Espaas, four UEFA Super Cups, and five FIFA Club World Cups.
He was named La Liga’s “Best Midfielder” for the second time in 2016, and he also took home the UEFA Club Football Award in that category in 2017 and 2018.
His inclusion in the UEFA Team of the Year from 2016 to 2018 and the FIFA FIFPRO World 11 from 2015 through 2019 and again in 2022 made him the first Croatian player to do so.
In 2018, Modric became the first player from his country to win the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year Award.
He also became the first player in more than a decade not named Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo to win The Best FIFA Men’s Player or the Ballon d’Or. His professional achievements and charming personality earned him the 2019 Golden Foot Award.
Luka Modric International career;
Modric scored his first goal for Croatia in a friendly match against Italy after making his debut in March 2006 against Argentina.
Modric has been a cornerstone of Croatia’s “second Golden Generation,” as he has played in every major tournament for which the country has qualified (the UEFA Euro in 2008, 2012, 2016, and 2020, the FIFA World Cup in 2006, 2014, 2018, and 2022).
He was named to the Euro 2008 Team of the Tournament which made him the second Croatian player in history to achieve such a feat.
Modric led Croatia to the 2018 World Cup Final, where they defeated eventual champions France and won the Golden Ball.
After that, he captained the team to a Bronze Ball at the next tournament. In March of 2021, he surpassed the previous record for most appearances for his country’s national team.
Also, between 2007 and 2022, he won a record eleven times as Croatia’s Footballer of the Year.