Real Madrid to bid farewell to midfield icon at the end of the season – report

A sensational report from Cadena SER (h/t SPORT) has claimed that Real Madrid will not renew the contract of Luka Modric beyond the ongoing season, meaning that the Croatian veteran will now have to find a new home for the next campaign.

The outlet adds that the midfielder is already aware of the club’s decision, which is why he understands why he is getting fewer minutes this season.

In fact, he understands the fact that whatever time he has gotten on the field so far is due to the injuries suffered by Aurelien Tchouameni and Eduardo Camavinga.

He will continue to be in the back seat

It is to be noted that Modric has not even warmed up for Real Madrid’s last two matches despite being named on the bench. Explaining the reason, manager Carlo Ancelotti explained:

“He is a legend and I will not make him warm up if he is not going to come out, I can do this with Arda Güler, but not with him.”

Luka Modric has spent 12 seasons at Real Madrid. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)

And now, as the injured players are slowly getting back, Modric knows that he will now have to take the backseat for the rest of the season.

What are Modric’s options?

At the age of 38, Modric faces a pivotal moment in his career as he enters a new phase of his career. While he has indeed received offers from Saudi Arabia, the midfielder has turned them down, and as the summer approaches, he must decide on his next destination.

All signs point towards him remaining actively involved in football as his dedication is evident with his current leadership role in the Croatian team, which continues to excel and is set to compete in the 2024 Euro Cup.

Meanwhile, after an impressive 12-season stint with Real Madrid, Modric is now poised to bid farewell.

Real Madrid had invested €42 million in his signing, and despite initial scepticism, he has justified the investment as his illustrious tenure includes five Champions League triumphs and the prestigious Ballon d’Or in 2018.

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