Real Madrid announced on Monday that veteran midfielder Luka Modric had extended his contract with the club until June of 2024, which means he will remain with the club for at least one more season.
Despite heavy interest from Saudi Arabia, who were hoping to recruit him at the end of his previous contract, which expires this month, Modric, who is 37 years old, continues to be a crucial player for Madrid. He made the decision to stay despite this desire.
This summer, the Croatian player extended his contract with Real Madrid, following in the footsteps of Toni Kroos, Dani Ceballos, and Nacho Fernandez.
“In his 11 seasons defending our shirt, he has played 488 games and won 23 trophies,” stated Real Madrid in a statement. “In his 11 seasons defending our shirt, he has won 23 trophies.”
Since joining Real Madrid in 2012 from Tottenham, Modric has won the Champions League a total of five times, as well as the Spanish league championship three times and the Copa del Rey on two separate occasions.
In September of 2018, I will turn 38 years old. The winner of the Ballon d’Or, Luka Modric, will face tough competition at the Santiago Bernabeu next season.
While Kroos, Ceballos, Eduardo Camavinga, Aurelien Tchouameni, and Fede Valverde are competing for roster spots, Madrid began the month of June by acquiring Jude Bellingham, an English international who played for Borussia Dortmund, for more than 100 million euros (about 109 million dollars).
Youngster Bellingham mentioned during his presentation that he was particularly looking forward to gaining knowledge from Modric and Kroos.
It was rumored that Modric will retire from international football after finishing in second place with Croatia in the Nations League; however, he has not yet stated whether or not he will continue to play until the 2024 European Championship, which will take place the following summer.