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Injury update: Luka Modric out injured for ten days, should return for El Clasico

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Only a few hours ago, reports surfaced claiming that Real Madrid Luka Modric had returned from the international break with a muscle overload. However, it was expected that the 37-year-old would be fit for the upcoming La Liga clash versus Osasuna.

But as per a fresh update from journalist Jose Luis Sanchez, Modric’s injury is a bit more troublesome than initially anticipated. And the veteran superstar is now said to be sidelined for a period of ten days due to the aforementioned muscle injury.

However, the good news for the Madridistas is that Modric is expected to be fit and available for the all-important El Clasico against Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu on October 16.

Modric may be 37 years of age, but he continues to remain a key component of the team for both club and country. It is why he played 90 minutes in both of Croatia’s international fixtures over the past week, helping the qualify for the UEFA Nations League semi-finals.

However, it has seemingly come at a cost of him getting injured and missing the next couple of matches for Los Blancos.

Real Madrid resume their La Liga campaign with a game against Osasuna on Sunday before facing Shakhtar Donetsk in the UEFA Champions League next week.

And, as things stand, Modric is likely to miss both those encounters, while his involvement against Getafe is also a doubt. But the Croatian superstar is expected to be back in contention when Barcelona come visiting on October 16.

The veteran midfielder has played in each of Real Madrid’s nine games across all competitions this season, starting seven of those. He has even scored two goals and set up one more.

Carlo Ancelotti & co. will hope that Modric recovers from his issue and is back in the thick of things at the earliest.

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Real Madrid midfielder set to sign a four-year contract with the club

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In a major development, journalist Tomas Gonzalez-Martin is reporting that Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos has decided to sign a new contract with the club and will pen a four-year deal to stay at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The 26-year-old midfielder’s current contract with Real Madrid stands to expire at the end of the season. And there had been conflicting reports over whether he would be offered a new deal by the Merengues.

But the Spaniard has managed to turn things around spectacularly in recent weeks, putting up top displays one after the other, helping Real Madrid emerge out of a poor run at the start of the new year.

It has convinced the club to hand him a new contract and it seems like things are moving swiftly on the renewal front for Ceballos.

Indeed, as per the update from Tomas Gonzalez-Martin, Real Madrid have decided to offer him a new four-year contract that will keep him at the club until the summer of 2027. It will see the midfielder receive an improved salary to the one that he is currently earning.

And Ceballos has decided to sign the deal. The former Real Betis ace has always maintained that he wants to continue at the Bernabeu beyond the current campaign. And the two parties could now be close to shaking hands on a new contract.

Ceballos joined Real Madrid from Real Betis back in 2017, arriving as one of the most talented young midfielders in La Liga. However, he found the going tough initially, thanks to the hegemony of the midfield trio of Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, and Casemiro.

The Spaniard spent a couple of seasons on loan at Arsenal before returning to the club in 2021. If not for an injury while away at the Tokyo Olympics, Ceballos could have been sold that year.

Having returned to action in January last year, he has slowly but surely gained importance in Carlo Ancelotti’s plans. And he is now set to be rewarded with a new four-year contract by the champions of Spain and Europe.

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