Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has penned down a one-year contract extension with Real Madrid till 2024.
Despite approaching the twilights of his legendary career with the Los Blancos, Modric has remained relevant in Real Madrid squad, maintaining his place as a regular first team player.
The Croatian midfield sensation hit the peak of his career when he won the Champions League with Real Madrid in 2018 and led Croatia to the 2018 World Cup final at 32. These feats earned him the prestigious 2018 Ballon d’Or.
Now 37, Luka Modric is still on top of his game at Santiago Bernabeu and has chosen to stay at the club for one more season as his contract was set to expire this summer.
With the likes of Jude Bellingham joining Real Madrid star-studded midfield, Luka Modric’s Real Madrid’s future was uncertain as the Los Blancos continued to target youngsters to build the club for the future.
Modric was yet to sign a new contract with just few weeks remaining in his contract, sparking speculations he may likely leave the club this simmer.
Modric debunked reports he will leave Real Madrid taking to his social media handle to tweet ”home, sweet home.’
Now, it has been confirmed Lukaku Modric has signed a new contract extension with Real Madrid to stay at the club for one more year till 2024.
Futballnews understands Luka Modric is a highly respected player at Real Madrid due to his experience and fitness level.
Modric has continued to play in top level for the Los Blancos at 37. He has made 329 appearances, scoring 27 goals and has won 23 trophies in his 11 years stint with the European giants.
Real Madrid manager, Carlo Ancelotti, reportedly wanted Luka Modric to stay at the club to help Jude Bellingham learn the ropes and integrate into the squad fully.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Luka Modric jettisoned bigger contract offers coming from Saudi Arabia to stay at Real Madrid.
The 2018 World Cup finalist has now joined his teammate and midfield veteran Toni Kroos on another 12-months journey with the club.
It is believed his 12-month contract renewal may likely be the last lap of his career with Real Madrid.
However, it is still unknown whether he will continue with his game or not after the legendary spell with the Los Blancos.
Modric will be expected to help the Los Blancos return to their La Liga and European dominance next season after losing the La Liga and Champions League titles to Barcelona and Manchester City respectively.
The club, however, redeemed their image with Copa del Rey trophy and the Spanish Super Cup but missing out on the two big club trophies – the La Liga and Champions League was below their standard.
With Jude Bellingham arriving to the club from Borussia Dortmund for a record £130m transfer fee, the Los Blancos are expected to reset the squad and return to winning ways in domestic and European club competitions despite losing record goal-scorer Karim Benzema to Al Ittihad in Saudi Arabia.