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Real Madrid consider rewarding winger with new contract and a €1 million salary bump

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Brahim Diaz is one of those players who has rightly utilised his time on loan to prove his worth to his parent club. After a successful loan stint at AC Milan, the winger waited patiently for his chance at Real Madrid and has taken it with both hands this season.

Jude Bellingham has been Carlo Ancelotti’s primary attacking midfielder this campaign. Stepping in as a backup in the Englishman’s absence, Diaz shone brilliantly for Los Blancos and is now a regular off the bench, if not a starter.

Eyeing a renewal

According to reports from Cadena SER, Real Madrid are delighted with the winger’s progress this season and see him as one for the long term.

They are thus willing to extend his contract by one season with a salary hike of €1 million as a token of appreciation.

His current deal with Real Madrid runs until the summer of 2027, after he signed a contract upon returning from Milan last summer.

A new contract on the horizon for Brahim. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

As such, the new deal that the club want to offer him would keep him in the Spanish capital until June 2028 on the improved pay scale.

Discussions within the club have been ongoing for at least a month now and is still in the preliminary phase, SER adds. A renewal in the coming months, however, is a real possibility.

The international factor

Earlier this week, Brahim Diaz put an end to a long-standing question over his international future.

The youngster snubbed the Spanish National Team for the country of his origin, Morocco and his decision has had an indirect impact on his situation at Real Madrid.

The Merengues realise that Diaz will be the African nation’s central star for the years to come as opposed to being just one among the crowd in Spain.

If he ends up succeeding with Morocco, he could thus bring in significant revenue from merchandising which Los Blancos see with good eyes.

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Real Madrid midfielder wants to follow in Kroos’ footsteps and retire at the club

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Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos recently shared that he plans to retire after this season. Now, according to a report from MARCA (h/t Madrid Zone), it seems Luka Modric, another key player, might also be eyeing retirement in Madrid.

Modric, who is 39 years old, has an agreement in principle with Real Madrid to stay for one more season. However, with manager Carlo Ancelotti’s backing for both Modric and Kroos to stay, it has come down to the fact that only one will remain at the club.

Is Modric returning now? 

No, not yet. Like Kroos, Modric wants to finish his career at Real Madrid. If he wanted to retire, he would not have agreed to extend his contract.

It is to be noted that Modric is currently one of the top earners at Real Madrid, but his high salary did not align with his reduced playing time. 

Luka Modric wants to retire at Real Madrid. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Despite his wish to stay, the club was not initially keen on keeping him under such terms.

However, things have changed recently. The club is now considering renewing Modric’s contract due to several reasons. 

First, the midfielder is open to a pay cut and second, his positive influence on younger players like Arda Guler is valued. Lastly, his desire to retire as a Madrid player is a significant factor.

Interestingly, Modric has turned down tempting offers from Saudi Arabia and the MLS to stay with Real Madrid.

Throughout this season, the Croatian international has accepted his decreased playing time, although it was challenging for him given his competitive spirit and pride. 

His role might diminish further once Real Madrid find a replacement for Kroos next season, but for now, Modric will continue to be a prominent figure for the team.

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