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Real Madrid, Manchester City monitoring the situation of PSG defender, contract expires in 2026

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Real Madrid and Manchester City are closely monitoring the situation of PSG defender Achraf Hakimi, whose contract expires in the summer of 2026, reports AS.

Recent reports had suggested that Hakimi could follow his teammate Mbappe to Real Madrid, possibly in 2025, when he would enter the final year of his contract at the French capital club.

Hakimi wants to fulfil his contract in 2026, could leave then

The report from AS claims that Hakimi is not considering leaving PSG this summer or the next year and wishes to fulfil his contract that runs until 2026. Beyond that, though, there is no certainty about what he will do.

PSG, for their part, want to renew the 25-year-old’s contract and have informed his representatives the same, but negotiations have not progressed beyond that.

There had been some speculations over the Moroccan right-back’s continuity last summer, but things settled down once Luis Enrique arrived as manager and Hakimi has enjoyed a prominent role in the team.

But, thus far, no concrete negotiations have taken place regarding his renewal, which has seemingly alerted top clubs across Europe.

Real Madrid, Manchester City monitoring Hakimi

Man in demand. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

The report goes on to state that Real Madrid and Manchester City are both closely monitoring the situation of Hakimi at PSG.

Los Blancos will need a right-back soon as Lucas Vazquez’s contract expires this year and Dani Carvajal is out of contract in 2025. The Merengues need to lay down a succession plan and Hakimi is held in high regard at the club, given that he came through the academy ranks.

The 25-year-old spent a season with the Merengues’ first-team setup, in 2017/18, and even won the Champions League. He has previously admitted to being open to a return to the Bernabeu and succeed there.

As for Manchester City, they had already enquired about Hakimi last summer and continue to retain an interest in him as a long-term successor for Kyle Walker.

There are other teams keen, but not everyone would be able to match his wages, given that he currently earns around €12 million per year at PSG.

While Real Madrid are monitoring their former defender, any move for him would be planned for 2026, with Carvajal, going through a resurgent run, expected to continue as the first-choice right-back until then.

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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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