Former Ballon d’Or winner and Croatia international Luka Modric has reportedly held taks with MLS club DC United over a proposed move in the summer.
The Real Madrid midfielder has one and half years left on his current contract in the Spanish capital and the club has not talked about giving the Croatian a new contract. But according to AS, Modric is actually tied to Los Blancos until 2021. While he is still a regular starter in Zinedine Zidane’s side, he no longer appears to be an important part of the team, having often found himself on the bench in recent weeks.
On the other hand, DC United have been known to go fter big names, having managed to sign Wayne Rooney from Everton in 2018. With the departure of the former Manchester United striker to Derby County this January, the MLS side have identifed the 30-year-old as target ahead of the summer transfer window. New MLS club Inter Miami, co-owned by David Beckham have also set their set their sights on the midfielder.
Modric has made 18 appearances this season, scoring four goals and five assists. Though still rated as one of the best midfielders in the world, the emergence of 21-year-old Federico Valverde has made his spot in the team very tough. It is understood that Modrić is thrilled about experiencing a new league and environment by heading tothe United States of America after discussing the idea with his family.
And according to The Athletic, DC chiefs have already held talks with the midfielder’s representatives over a potential move which could come as early as this summer. The paper quoted a source saying that United first met with Modric’s representatives abroad shortly after the conclusion ofthe club’s 2019 campaign.The source added that the two sides have kept in contact for more than six months, with Modric said to be very interested in an eventual move abroad.