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Modric opens up on legendary partnership with Kroos, Casemiro at Real Madrid

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Luka Modric, in all probability, will leave Real Madrid come June. The Croatian’s contract with the Merengues expires at the end of the season, but it is unclear if he will be offered an extension or not.

Furthermore, Modric himself might have doubts about continuing after seeing his role get reduced this season.

is a competitive beast and spending a vast part of the season on the sidelines does not sit well with his rich quality. The veteran has offers from across the globe, but his future is still uncertain.

Modric talks about his future

Speaking at a recent interview in Dubai, the Croatian magician reiterated his love for football and his desire to keep playing without holding back (h/t Madrid Xtra)

“I love football and I want to continue playing football. The mentality and pressure at Real Madrid is very different, you have to be on top.”

“The ambition is to keep winning with Real Madrid, when you win here you want to keep achieving more. This is my thinking,” he added on what made playing for Los Blancos more special.

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Legendary. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Modric ruled the world of football with Toni Kroos and Casemiro by his side, running riot in the Champions League and staking claim as one of the best midfield trios in history.

“Kroos, Casemiro and Modrić? We loved to play with each other. Each of us had our own task on the pitch. We gave our best,” he said when asked about his special connection.

“We have done an excellent job over the years teaching the youngsters to succeed especially in a club like Real Madrid. Casemiro has left but me and Kroos are trying to give the youngsters a lot of advice,” he added on his current role in the team.

Madridsta through and through

Speaking at the same event last night, Luka Modric also emphasised on the special place Real Madrid has in his heart and why he respected the Merengues so deeply even to this day.

“There is no one better, Real Madrid is the top. The top. The rest, you know, are a step below. Hala Madrid.”

“When I arrived at Real Madrid, I thought I would win the Champions League once or twice, which was amazing. But I have five now, it’s really something crazy and unique,” he added.

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Shocking Modric, Vinicius, Cristiano fact makes Real Madrid fans ‘feel old’

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Luka Modric is set to stay with Real Madrid for another season, meaning he will have played more seasons with Vinicius Jr. (7) than he did with Cristiano Ronaldo (6). 

Feeling old yet? We thought so too!

Modric joined Real Madrid in the summer of 2012 after four seasons with Tottenham Hotspur. On the other hand, Vinicius Jr. joined Real Madrid in 2018. 

By the end of the 2023/24 season, Modric and Vinicius will have spent six seasons together. This is the same number of seasons Modric played with Cristiano Ronaldo, who was at Madrid from 2009 to 2018. 

However, with Modric set to stay for another season, he will surpass that, playing more seasons with Vinicius than with Ronaldo, the club’s all-time top scorer.

A new contract for Modric

It is important to note that Real Madrid and Modric have reached an agreement in principle for his contract renewal for another year.

Luka Modric will stay at Real Madrid for another season. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)

At 38, Modric’s contract was set to expire at the end of the current season. For a while, it seemed the Croatian star might leave Santiago Bernabeu this summer. 

However, things have changed recently, and Real Madrid have decided to offer him a new contract. 

Interestingly, Real Madrid have also offered a renewal to Toni Kroos with club president Florentino Perez personally involved in the negotiations.

Modric and Kroos will continue

Reports suggest that Modric has agreed to the new proposal, with an agreement in principle now in place. It is also expected that Kroos will accept his offer, meaning Real Madrid will keep both veteran players for another season.

The Croatian was reportedly willing to accept a pay cut and a reduced role in the team to continue playing for Real Madrid. This flexibility may have sped up the agreement process.

His willingness to adapt to a reduced role and accept a pay cut has likely influenced the club’s decision to renew his contract for one more year. 

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