Real Madrid Legend Luka Modric signed a contract that ties him to Los Blancos another year. Sources claim that the 37-year old rejected several lucrative Saudi Arabian offers.
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The Croatian signed despite the Spanish giants strengthening their midfield by signing Aurelien tchouameni, and Eduardo Camavinga. Modric has moved the latter to left-back. The former is currently second choice. Real Madrid are also in the process of signing Jude Bellingham, a 19-year-old player. Reports claim that they beat Manchester City, Liverpool and others to his signature.
Sources claim that a club in Saudi Arabia has offered Luka modric a lucrative contract for two years, worth EUR50m net salary. The veteran superstar has expressed his desire for a long-term stay at the Santiago Bernabeu. Saudi Arabia is pursuing iconic European players to raise the country’s profile in sports ahead of any potential World Cup bids for 2030. They are pursuing players like Lionel Messi.
Los Blancos was unable to match Modric’s salary in Saudi Arabia. Various outlets have reported that money has never been an issue for the two parties. Real Madrid was concerned about the Croatian player’s desire for continued participation in the Croatian national team but still wanted to continue the partnership.
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Luka Modric’s thoughts on Carlo Ancelotti and his future at Real Madrid
Luka Modric, the Croatian and Real Madrid legend, commented on Carlo Ancelotti’s future as manager of the club after their 4-0 humiliation by Manchester City in UEFA Champions League.
The 37-year old said: “Carlo Ancelotti is a manager who deserves to remain at Real Madrid next season.” Ancelotti won nine UEFA competitions, more than any other manager. Rumors have been circulating that the Italian would be the next Brazil head coach after Tite leaves the country following the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar.
Ancelotti appeared to confirm that he will remain as Real Madrid’s head coach after this season. He said: “Nobody doubts the future of my position, because 15 days ago the president made it clear.”