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Real Madrid legend growing uncomfortable with his contract situation
Luka Modric’s patience with Real Madrid is said to be wearing thin, with a report from GOAL mentioning that the Croatian is now growing uncomfortable with his contract situation after having waited for months to get an update.
Modric, 37, is one of the many Real Madrid players whose ongoing deal runs out at the end of the season. Until the date of writing, there have been no movements from Madrid’s front in that regard, which has started to worry the veteran midfielder.
As far as the player is concerned, he has time and again mentioned that he wants to continue with Los Blancos, at least for another year, and for that, he has been putting in top performances.
“My wish is known, to stay at Real Madrid. I believe and hope it will happen. The rest are only assumptions and rumours. I repeat for the 100th time, I hope and believe I will stay at Real Madrid,” the midfielder said while on international duty with Croatia recently.
Despite his constant availability at the age of 37, he has been left waiting for months by the team, which has put him in a very uncomfortable situation.
The midfielder’s concern comes on the back of Real Madrid’s history of dealing with contract renewals. He is of the idea that the management has never handled contract extensions like this and if it continues, he will be forced to become a free agent at the end of the season.
From the team’s perspective, they are currently studying all the scenarios while factoring in his age and status at the club before they can come up with an offer.
It is being said that Real Madrid were not happy that Modric decided to continue playing for Croatia after the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
As it turns out, the 37-year-old is in no mood to retire and does, in fact, want to feature at the UEFA Euro 2024. If that is, indeed, the case, it will be interesting to see how the team approaches the extension.
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Benzema inquired Ronaldo about Saudi and agreed on a transfer, but backed down
Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Saudi Arabia has triggered a wave of massive establishment within the country so much so that the league has approached players like Lionel Messi, Sergio Busquets, Sergio Ramos and even Karim Benzema.
Benzema’s departure from Real Madrid is imminent and if a report from Diaro AS is to be believed, the Frenchman contacted his former Madrid teammate, Ronaldo, to ask him for information about the Saudi league, living conditions and other teams.
All this because it is said that the legendary Frenchman has received a lucrative offer from the newly crowned Saudi Pro League champions Al Ittihad. As reported before, the star striker will earn more than €100 million per year across his two-year contract with the Saudi team.
At the moment, the Saudi government has approved all of Benzema’s requests and while it is said that he can join the team of his choice, Al Ittihad’s recent flirting had made them absolute favourites.
That said, the transfer may have taken a u-turn recently, as Benzema spoke about staying at Real Madrid for the foreseeable future.
“Speak to the fans? Speak about what? Why should I speak of the future if I’m in Madrid?”, Benzema said.
“It’s the internet speaking, and reality is not the internet.”
In a recent turn of events, Helder Costa openly spoke about Benzema’s arrival, saying that his team is ‘excited about the arrival of the Balon d’Or winner.’ As if that is not enough, a club fan also showed a Karim Benzema edit on the big screen during their title celebrations.
Meanwhile, since the transfer is not confirmed, Real Madrid continue to be uninformed of Benzema’s decision. And this remains a major problem for the team from the capital city as their summer transfer plan hinges on the continuity of the Frenchman.
At the moment, the team is said to be closing in on the signing of Joselu from Espanyol. However, it must be noted that the forward will only be arriving on a season-long loan as Madrid already have big plans for the summer of 2024, with Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe both lined up.