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Real Madrid midfielder aware his continuity at the club is difficult – report

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From being one of the first names on the teamsheet for the big games last season to barely seeing any minutes this term, Luka Modric’s situation at Real Madrid has changed a great deal.

The midfield icon, 38, signed a new contract last summer knowing that things might not be the same, and that Carlo Ancelotti could start counting on him lesser and lesser.

While things were looking gloomy for Modric in the first half of the season the situation has gotten quite bad in recent times.

Over the past couple of weeks, in crucial matches against Atletico Madrid, Girona, and RB Leipzig, Modric did not start and only featured just 36 minutes in total.

Modric aware continuity at Real Madrid difficult

As such, AS is reporting that Modric knows and is aware that his continuity at Real Madrid beyond the ongoing campaign is difficult as things stand.

The midfielder’s contract with the Merengues stands to expire at the end of the current season, and judging by how things are going, it might very well end up being his final one at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Modric has hardly played in recent games. (Photo by ODD ANDERSEN/AFP via Getty Images)

So far in 2023/24, Modric has played in 27 matches across all competitions, even registering a goal and six assists, showing that he can still make valuable contributions at the highest level despite his age.

However, of late, Ancelotti has been overlooking the veteran midfielder, even in big games, as mentioned earlier.

In total, Modric has featured in 1374 minutes for Real Madrid this term and stands 16th on the list of players most used by the manager this season. Of the 35 matches that Los Blancos have played this term, the Croatian international has started only 15.

When asked about Modric’s situation, manager Ancelotti recently said: “He is a legend and he has to make the decisions.”

With the situation taking a turn for the worse, Modric could eventually decide to call it time and move on from Real Madrid. 

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  1. James Montas

    February 16, 2024 at 5:26 pm

    I think Modric has some more left in his tank and could provide his experience in RM crucial games. I’m certain the club can count on him. It’s unfortunate the coach seems to have lost confidence in him.

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Real Madrid captain drops future hint – ‘Sometimes circumstances aren’t right to be a one-club man’

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Real Madrid are just days away from their highly anticipated Champions League final showdown against Borussia Dortmund.

Once the final has been played, planning for the summer transfer window will be in full swing, with the topic of arrivals and departures likely to be discussed.

One of the players facing an uncertain future is Nacho Fernandez. The Real Madrid captain has yet to disclose his future ambitions, despite nearing the end of his contract.

Nacho opens up about future

While he previously claimed that he had already made his decision, a shift in tone can be observed now, with Nacho asserting that he will soon sit with the club and his family to evaluate the best course of action

For now, the 34-year-old remains focused on the Champions League final and does not wish to draw any unnecessary attention.

“Future? The focus is on the final now. After that, I will sit with the club, Ancelotti and my family and I’ll decide what’s the best thing for me,” he told El Chiringuito.

On his way out? (Photo by Yasser Bakhsh/Getty Images)

Fernandez acknowledges the fans’ support

Additionally, the veteran centre-back claimed that he does need a grand farewell to know how much the Madrid faithful appreciate him.

“That love the fans have for Toni is the same they have for me. I don’t need a farewell to know the fans love me,” he reflected.

Nacho has devoted his entire career to Real Madrid, rising through the ranks from the youth academy and spending over two decades with the Merengues.

However, he has alluded to the possibility of perhaps donning the colours of a different jersey.

“Sometimes the circumstances are not right to be a ‘one club man’,” he cryptically claimed.

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