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Just in: Luka Modric will not continue at Real Madrid beyond this season

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As we enter the final few weeks of the 2023/24 season, Real Madrid are yet to resolve the futures of some of their star players like Luka Modric and Toni Kroos, whose contracts expire on June 30.

Modric, for a long time, seemed to be headed for the exit doors, but recent reports suggested that the 38-year-old will continue for another season at the club.

Given that he put in some starring performances in recent games in the UEFA Champions League, it was suggested that Carlo Ancelotti & co. decided that they wanted to keep him for one more season while the player too felt important again.

Modric on his way out

However, now, according to reports from journalist Ramon Alvarez, Luka Modric will not be continuing at Real Madrid beyond the current campaign.

The 38-year-old was believed to be set to meet with club president Florentino Perez imminently to discuss the matter of his future.

Modric on his way out. (Photo by Florencia Tan Jun/Getty Images)

While it is unclear if the meeting has taken place or not, it is now being claimed that Modric will be leaving the Merengues once the ongoing campaign is over and his contract expires.

If true, it will be a tremendous blow for Real Madrid, for Modric has been an icon for over a decade at the club and has shown that he can still make valuable contributions.

Modric’s No. 10 jersey to go to Mbappe

Furthermore, the update from Ramon Alvarez also adds that once Modric leaves, his vacant No. 10 jersey will go to impending new signing at Real Madrid, Kylian Mbappe.

The Frenchman officially announced that he will be leaving PSG at the end of the season earlier this week, although the move to Real Madrid has not been confirmed yet.

But, at this point, it is widely expected that the 25-year-old will be arriving at the Spanish capital club and is now being tipped to take the No. 10 shirt that Modric will vacate.

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  1. Al

    May 11, 2024 at 10:20 am

    So long legendary Modric. Without you, Madrid seems a bit empty. Thank you very much for your great contribution to Madrid. May you success always no matter what you do and enjoy your life with your family. Thank you from Madrid fan like me from Malaysia. Terima kasih atas jasa anda.

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‘Winning is what Real Madrid demands’ – Rudiger, Vinicius, Camavinga speak ahead of UCL final

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Today happens to be the UEFA open media day at Real Madrid ahead of this weekend’s UEFA Champions League finals against Borussia Dortmund in London.

As part of the media day, Real Madrid stars, Antonio Rudiger, Vinicius Jr., and Eduardo Camavinga, spoke to the club’s official channels to discuss the upcoming match and what they are expecting from it.

Rudiger on what it means to play for Real Madrid

Rudiger, who is in his second season as a Real Madrid player, outlined what it meant to play for the club and the demands that come with it, saying:

“For me, it’s very important to have good energy in the dressing room. Playing for this club is a dream come true. I try to enjoy it and that’s why I try to show my best version.

“Winning is what Real Madrid demands. All the best players want to come here and play these games.”

On facing his former team Dortmund in the UCL finals on Sunday, Rudiger remarked: “It will be a difficult game, it’s a final. They will be very well prepared, they are very dangerous on the counter-attack and in strategic plays.

“We have to be in good shape, be disciplined and score one more goal than them. We must not underestimate any of our opponents.”

Vinicius Jr. ready for a crucial week

Vinicius Jr., who is a strong contender to win the Ballon d’Or this year, insisted that this week was one of the most important ones of the season, saying:

“It’s a very important week and hopefully we can win again. We always think about winning. Hopefully, I can score, but the most important thing is to win. It’s a unique game and we have to start strong from the beginning.

“We’ve only lost two games and hopefully we can finish the season like this.”

Vinicius, Camavinga can’t wait for the UCL final. (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO/AFP via Getty Images)

On his own game, the Brazilian added: “I’ve never been afraid of losing the ball and that’s what got me here. Not every player can wear this shirt or train with these legends. The togetherness of this team makes us happy.

On facing Dortmund, Vinicius remarked: “The German players are always difficult and they are very close to me, but we’ll see what the coach prepares to do the best.”

Camavinga looking forward to the UCL final

Meanwhile, Eduardo Camavinga stated that he could not wait for the day to come, unable to contain his excitement to play in the UCL final.

“I just want it to be Saturday already to play these kind of matches. We always want more and we want to win the final. We are playing in a mythical stadium, but I just want to win,” he said.

Discussing the team’s preparation for the Dortmund encounter, he added: “We have more concentration because it’s a final. During this week we are going to do everything to prepare for the final. We have a strong team and with good players it is easier to play.

“I thank the fans for their support and we want to win the 15th for you.”

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