Croatian midfielder Luka Modric has signed a new one-year deal at Real Madrid.
Luka Modric was due to become a free player at the end of June, but Real Madrid have decided to continue the adventure with the Croatian for one more season and a contract extended until the end of the 2021-22 campaign.
The 35-year-old has spent the last nine years of his career in the Spanish capital and will now reach a decade of service for the club.
“Real Madrid CF and Luka Modric have agreed to extend the player’s contract, who remains with the club until June 30, 2022.” can we read in the club press release.
– Real Madrid CF (@realmadrid) May 25, 2021
Modric moved to the Bernabeu in 2012 from Tottenham for £ 30million, and has since racked up 391 appearances for the Merengues in all competitions.
The Croatia international also recorded 28 goals and 16 assists while winning four Champions League titles, two La Liga titles, one Copa del Rey and three FIFA Club World Cups.
It has been suggested that Modric is getting closer to the final stages of his career after entering his 30s, but he insisted that retirement was not yet on his radar after Real’s victory in the round of 16 of the Champions League against Atalanta in March.
“I’m 35, but I feel like I’m only 27. I feel good, he said at the time. You don’t have to look at age, it all depends on how we play. on the pitch, regardless of age. I still want more, to continue playing at the highest level and I feel good. “
If Modric continues to play a vital role in Zinedine Zidane’s squad next season, there is every chance he can get another contract renewal, but if not, he will certainly have the opportunity to end his career quietly. in MLS, him who was linked to DC United, or returning home to Croatia to complete the loop.