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Real Madrid midfielder ‘in love’ with the club, wants to continue – Romano



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Luka Modric has never kissed a badge with the passion that he feels for the Real Madrid crest. Along the same lines, it is safe to assume that the legendary midfielder will never again feel the same passion for any future club.

Despite being all of 37 years old, the veteran is one of the guiding pillars of Carlo Ancelotti’s setup. His prominence may have reduced in recent games, but he is still one of the manager’s most trusted resources in the squad.

According to reports from Fabrizio Romano, Modric is completely in love with Real Madrid and does not even contemplate leaving the club in the summer. However, with his contract formally running out in June, the ball is in the Galacticos’ court to decide his future.

Keeping Croatian International in the dressing room would not appear to be a harmful idea in any way, for Modric would act as an able guide to any incoming signings.

Further, his presence would help ease the midfield transition as opposed to the conventional situation where a veteran’s continuity acts as an obstacle.

Going by his form ahead of the World Cup, a renewal offer seemed imminent for Modric. However, he has been far from his best since his return to club football and has seen his starting spot taken by Dani Ceballos in recent games.

In 19 La Liga games for Los Blancos this season, the former Ballon d’Or winner has scored three goals and provided two assists. Further, he has created seven big chances and averages 1.4 key passes every ninety minutes.

Real Madrid will wait until deeper into the season before deciding on the veteran’s future, for it will completely depend on his form and level. Any renewal there on would only be for a period of one year.

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Real Madrid, Barcelona, Liverpool monitoring 19-year-old Bundesliga wonderkid – Romano



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According to Fabrizio Romano, Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Liverpool are all monitoring Bayer Leverkusen and Germany wonderkid Florian Wirtz.

After recovering from his ACL injury, the teenage sensation has been slowly working his way back to his best form. So far this term, Wirtz has managed to rack up a tally of two goals and six assists from 13 matches in all competitions.

The 19-year-old’s talent and potential have never been in question and hence it does not come as a surprise that elite clubs such as Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Liverpool are all keeping tabs on the German international.

A versatile attacking midfielder, Wirtz is capable of playing anywhere in the final third of the pitch and backs up with top-notch end product. Be it as a false-nine or in a more withdrawn role, the youngster has excelled for Bayer Leverkusen, catching the attention of top teams.

Real Madrid, for their part, are also understood to be among Wirtz’s admirers. Given the situation surrounding Karim Benzema’s fitness and the lack of backup at the top, the youngster could be an option, as he has shown potential while operating through the middle.

But Barcelona also have a strong interest in the teenager with reports even suggesting that they have already made contact with his father to enquire about his situation.

At the same time, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is understood to be a huge admirer of his fellow German and with Roberto Firmino on his way out, Wirtz could be lined up as a possible replacement.

However, Romano adds that the expectation is that Wirtz could stay at Bayer Leverkusen for one more year and depart Germany once the UEFA Euro 2024 is out of the way.

For now, there have been talks or negotiations with any clubs, but Real Madrid, Barcelona and Liverpool are all tracking Wirtz and his progress in Germany.

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