Real Madrid offer Luka Modric a new contract

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Real Madrid are ready to leave midfielder Luka Modric for another one-year contract extension to extend his stay at the club to 11 years.

Now 36, Modric’s current contract expires at the end of the season but the Croatian has already made it clear that he wants to stay another year so that he can experience playing at the new Santiago Bernabeu, which will open in late 2022.

According to Marca, the feeling is mutual and Real has already begun negotiations for another short-term extension to give Modric his wish.

The belief is that this may very well be Modric’s last contract before he hangs up his shoes, with the veteran midfielder slowly ready to get out of his playing days.

Fitness problems have limited Modric’s appearances for Real this season, and manager Carlo Ancelotti has also made a point of giving him more rest than usual to ensure he stays fit towards the end of the season.

He has played in just seven of Real’s 13 La Liga matches this year, and it is believed that both Modric and the club are aware that his career is coming to an end, which explains the hunt for Manchester United’s Paul Pogba and Monaco’s Aurelien Tchouameni.

In addition to tasting life at the new Bernabeu, Modric’s second goal is to lead his country out at the 2022 World Cup, which he helped Croatia qualify for after a 1-0 victory against Russia on Sunday.

“Will I lead Croatia in Qatar? I do not know what would have to happen for me not to do so!” he told Nova TV after the match.

Modric reached 400 games for Real earlier in the season and is keen to continue adding to that figure before his career eventually comes to an end.

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