Luka Modric new contract: The Croatian midfielder might not be offered a new deal by Real Madrid, according to reports in Spain.
Real Madrid have been going through a rough phase this season. The impact of Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure is clearly felt, as the club went through their worst goalless run in their history.
After parting ways with Julen Lopetegui after a 5-1 thumping by Barcelona in season’s first El Clasico, it seemed that life would return to normal for the Los Blancos. Santiago Solari made a bright start to his managerial career at the club and was awarded a permanent contract after winning his first four games.
However, Real Madrid suffered a stunning 3-0 loss to SD Eibar last weekend, which widened the gap with the first-placed Barcelona to 8 points.
In the meantime, Luka Modric’s contract has also been an issue with the club. After Real Madrid reportedly stopped the midfielder’s transfer to Inter Milan last summer, it is reproted that the hierarchy at the club has changed its mind and has decided not to renew his deal.
Luka Modric new contract:
Calciomercato, via Mundo Deportivo has reported that Real Madrid have decided not to renew Luka Modric’s deal at the club. It is reportedly due to the high demands from the player’s agents.
In the summer, Inter Milan offered Modric 10 million euros a season over four years. Real Madrid are not willing to accept such high demands, and have decided to part ways with the Croatian star.
Real Madrid isn’t going to offer an extension of the contract for Modric. Luka wants to go to Inter, & the whole case is similar to the situation of CR7. The club doesn’t intend to make it difficult for Modric to leave. [Mundo Deportivo] pic.twitter.com/sV52IIxfTI
— Rafał (@madridreigns) November 22, 2018
Inter Milan also offered him a retirement at Jiangsu Suning, whose owner is the same as Inter’s, if the club decided to not renew his contract after the end of the initial deal.
Our best games come when Luka Modric is in form, and it’s not a coincidence. Over the past years, we’ve struggled whenever Luka either struggled or wasn’t playing. It isn’t a coincidence. pic.twitter.com/5KDNJiAExP
— Belkace (@Belkace_RM) November 20, 2018
Luka Modric was awarded the FIFA Best Player of the Year for his terrific performances for Real Madrid and Croatia. The midfielder was one of the key figures in Croatia’s extraordinary campaign in the World Cup, which saw the side reach the final of the tournament.
“My memory of La Decima is Sergio’s goal. Before the match, all week we practised that corner and when we got there, in my head I knew I had to put a good ball in and Sergio would head it – and the rest is history.”
– Luka Modrić pic.twitter.com/3M5AngyIAD
— Sergio Ramos (@SergioRamosismo) November 19, 2018
Modric will have only one more year remaining in his contract after the end of the current season, and Calciomercato states that Inter Milan will have no problems in signing him if Real Madrid parts ways with the player.