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Real Madrid have tabled some ‘extension offers’ to €20 million defender, player not convinced

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Ferland Mendy is one of the few players facing an uncertain future at Santiago Bernabeu ahead of the coming summer.

The former Lyon fullback has remained a crucial part of the Real Madrid first-team. But his importance in the team has dissipated, to an extent, in recent years.

That is largely due to Mendy’s injury woes, with the defender suffering from several knocks over the past couple of years.

In fact, this season appears to be Mendy’s fittest season in three years, even though the defender had been suffering from a muscle knock in the summer.

Mendy offered renewal deal

Ferland Mendy’s injury woes, coupled with his limited ceiling have led many to question his long-term future at the Bernabeu.

Nevertheless, Real Madrid appear to still rate the defender highly and have offered him several renewal deals, reports Jose Felix Diaz (h/t Madrid Xtra).

Will Ferland Mendy renew at Real Madrid? (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)

Mendy’s current deal at the Bernabeu expires in 2025, meaning failing to renew him in the summer could make him eligible to sign pre-contract agreements next year.

Mendy not interested, yet

Jose Felix Diaz, though, points that Real Madrid’s offers have not impressed Ferland Mendy, who is yet to agree to any of them.

It appears the Frenchman wants an assured role in the starting eleven in the years to come – something Real Madrid cannot guarantee.

The Spanish giants have already been linked with a move for Alphonso Davies, while youngster Fran Garcia has also made significant strides this season.

With that in mind, it will be interesting to see what the future holds for Mendy in the coming summer. Earlier reports suggest that Los Blancos could be ready to cash in if they receive a bid of around €20 million in the summer.

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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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