After an untitled season, the real Madrid now turns to the summer transfer window. And the club coached by Zinédine Zidane has just completed a first summer signing.
Real Madrid: Luka Modric extends until 2022
After losing its crown to its neighbor Atlético de Madrid, Real Madrid are preparing to experience a very eventful summer in the direction of departures. Several executives of the Madrid workforce and even coach Zinédine Zidane are likely to take the tangent. A departure also seemed timely for Luka Modric. The Croatian midfielder came to the end of his contract on June 30 and was close to leaving the club for free. But for the management of Real Madrid, it was out of the question to lose such a player.
Real Madrid then began negotiations to extend their 2018 Ballon d’Or. After several weeks of discussion between the different parties, the Madrid club finally achieved its goals. The 35-year-old midfielder extended his contract for an additional year on Tuesday morning. He is committed with the Madrid club until 2022.
A first extension before that of Sergio Ramos?
If Real Madrid intend to rejuvenate their workforce for the coming season, the extension of Luka Modric is clear proof that the Madrid giant still relies on his tauliers. Arrived from Tottenham in August 2012, the Croatian has slowly, but surely imposed himself as the playing master of Real. He has played 48 games for 6 goals and 6 assists this season and will be spending his tenth year in Madrid.
In addition to the extension of Luka Modric, the president of Real Madrid, Florentino Perez, has also started the big maneuvers to extend other Madrid executives, including Sergio Ramos. The Real captain, whose lease expires this summer, could be the next to move to the Bernabéu offices. Discussions are continuing in this direction.