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2018 Ballon D’or Winner Yet To Renew Contract: The Croatian’s Future At The Club Remains Uncertain

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Real Madrid are yet to offer midfielder Luka Modric a contract extension, with two other clubs interested in the midfielder, according to a report by Sportskeeda.

The 36-year-old’s current deal expires at the end of this season, and his priority is to stay at the Bernabeu. The two parties will sit down in the coming weeks to discuss the Croatian’s future, as reported by AS journalist Sergio Santos.

In March, Marca had reported that Real Madrid were keen on offering Modric a one-year extension and that the deal was close to being finalized. Hence, the revelation from Santos about two other clubs being interested in the midfielder, and bringing in ‘important offers’ for Modric, comes off as a surprise to many. However, the names of the clubs interested in him haven’t been revealed yet.

Modric’s inspiring Campaign With Real Madrid

Modric arrived at the Bernabeu in 2012 from Tottenham Hotspur but was deemed as La Liga’s worst signing that year. He made a comeback in the following season and established himself as a key member of Real Madrid ever since. He has appeared 427 times for the club on all fronts, winning four UEFA Champions League titles and two La Liga championships.

Luka Modric and Carlo Ancelotti of Real Madrid
Real Madrid’s Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti celebrates with Real Madrid’s Croatian midfielder Luka Modric at the end of the Spanish league football match between Real Madrid CF and Club Atletico de Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on December 12, 2021. (Photo by OSCAR DEL POZO / AFP) (Photo by OSCAR DEL POZO/AFP via Getty Images). The 4th Official uses images provided by the following image agency: Getty Images (https://www.gettyimages.de/) Imago Images (https://www.imago-images.de/).

The playmaker despite his age hasn’t slowed down this season as well. He has made 36 appearances in all competitions, scoring 8 goals and grabbing 12 assists in the campaign so far. (stats by Whoscored) He has helped the Spanish giants take a 12-point lead over Barcelona at the top of the La Liga table.

Los Blancos have narrowly secured a semifinal place winning over Chelsea on a 5-4 aggregate score in their quarter-final match of the Champions League this season.

Should Ancelotti Cash In On The Croatian Midfielder?

Former Real Madrid midfielder and Croatian teammate Kovacic when asked about Luka Modric could only praise him over his impeccable form which has been significant every season.

“I see him still playing three, four more years on such a high level,” said the Chelsea midfielder.

Modric impressed his full 90 min in the second leg clash against Chelsea to move on to the semis in the Champions League.

He has helped Real Madrid countlessly throughout his career and is a key player in the midfield area. With such ability at this age, and an impressive form that does not seem to drop anytime soon, cashing in on the midfielder wouldn’t be wise for Carlo Ancelotti.

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