Luka Modric has decided to extend his contract until 2021 at Real Madrid.
Real Madrid are planning a complete revamp this summer transfer window, but Luka Modric will not be heading the exit door after a new deal until 2021 has been struck with the Los Blancos.
Previously, there were several claims that the Croatian International will be heading to Inter Milan, but those reports will be soon squashed when the agreement becomes official. By putting pen to paper, the former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder will be staying at Santiago Bernabeu until the age of 36 and he has his plans to retire at the Spanish club capital.
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Luka Modric is set to sign a new contract that will keep him with Real Madrid through 2021, according to Marca. ✍️
He’s already won 15 trophies in Madrid, but how many more can he add? 🏆 pic.twitter.com/SCrG3OJHsL
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The midfielder joined Real Madrid when Jose Mourinho at the helm in 2012. He had a tough first season, but he started to glitter since the second year and thereby winning several accolades in the process.
He was one of the integral members in the squad, but never got hands on any European awards until Cristiano Ronaldo moved to Juventus last summer. Since then, the Croatian International has deservingly lifted the FIFA Ballon d’Or, UEFA’s best player of the year and star man at the World Cup.
While speaking to the media during the end of last year, Modric said he would not be sure if he would remain at Real Madrid after the expiry of his contract.
“The only thing certain for now is that I’ll be with Madrid until the end of my contract.
“Perez told me straight away in the summer – get it out of your head that you’re leaving Real, we have no theory to let you go.” says Modric.
Despite all these claims, Real Madrid have managed to tie him down for one more year. By representing the Los Blancos over the last seven years, the midfielder is one of the fan favourites at Santiago Bernabeu.
MARCA: Modric will be the oldest player in history to have retired at Real Madrid after Ferenc Puskas, Amancio Amaro, Paco Gento, Miguel Muno, Manolo Sanchis & Carlos Alonso Santillana. If it happens, Luka will have finished ahead of Zidane. pic.twitter.com/tuoexUaWaV
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There were heavy criticisms which followed Florentino Perez after the sale of Cristiano Ronaldo. The reigning European Champions failed to secure a direct replacement for the Portuguese International which did infuriate the supporters. Real Madrid were struggling to score goals, but they have now found a way under Santiago Solari.
Cristian Eriksen was linked with a move to Real Madrid, but with Luka Modric staying put, it will take something doing for Florentino Perez to convince the Danish International as the midfield will be packed.