Luka Modric is waiting for Kylian Mbappe at Real Madrid

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Real Madrid veteran midfielder, Luka Modric has described the striker of Paris Saint Germain, Kylian Mbappe as one of the “great players” who would be welcomed at Real Madrid.

The 35-year-old Croatian midfielder said during a pre-match press conference on Tuesday that Mbappe is almost the best in the world and a top player which are attributes of players that are welcomed at Madrid.

Over the past few months, there have been a series of speculation linking Mbappe to Real Madrid especially now that the France international has less than two years left on his contract with PSG.

His contract with the French club is expected to expire in June 2022 but reports claimed that PSG are trying so hard to keep Mbappe beyond June 2022.

Though Real Madrid are always linked to the French international, there is yet to be an official confirmation from the club over their interest in the 22-year-old French striker.

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Luka Modric who has been at Real Madrid since August 2012 believes that the news linking the French star to Madrid is still a speculation.

“You hear a lot of stories about the players who’ll be coming in and who’ll be leaving, but I can’t go into that”, Luka Modric said.

“Mbappe is a great player and he’s proved that with his national team and PSG.

“Great players are always welcome at Real Madrid, but it wouldn’t be right of me to speak about players at other clubs, particularly at this stage of the season.

“We’ll have to see what happens next season, but he’s a top player and is amongst the best in the world.”

Luka Modric and Kylian Mbappe flaunting their awards at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Luka Modric and Kylian Mbappe flaunting their awards at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Just like Mbappe, Luka Modric is also having an uncertain future at Real Madrid. His contract with Real Madrid will expire this summer and the club is yet to start discussing a contract extension with the 2018 Ballon d’Or winner.

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However, he remains one of the most important players in coach Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid squad. Luka Modric would lead the Spanish giants to the Anfield Stadium in England to play against Liverpool for the second leg of the UEFA Champions League quarter-final tie.

Recall that Real Madrid won the first leg in Spain 3-1 and they are expected to finish it up at the Anfield Stadium later today, April 14, at 20:00. A win or a draw against Liverpool will be enough to help Real Madrid make it to the semi-final stage of the competition.

Luka Modric said: “I expect it to be a very demanding game, in which we’ll have to deliver a performance befitting of the competition and we’ll have to put in a top display.

“We’ll have to try and do what we did in the first leg and attack and defend as a unit, go out to get the win and not defend our lead. We’ve got to go for the win.”

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