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Real Madrid midfielder offered a two-year contract worth €50 million from Saudi Arabia
According to a report from AS, Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has been offered a lucrative two-year contract worth €50 million net salary by a club in Saudi Arabia ahead of the summer transfer window.
Modric is in the final few months of his contract at Real Madrid, which has sparked some uncertainty over his future. The veteran superstar has repeatedly stated that he desires to remain at the Santiago Bernabeu beyond this season.
But that has not stopped suitors from testing the waters with lucrative contract offers. Clubs from Saudi Arabia have been targeting iconic players from Europe to boost the country’s sporting profile ahead of a potential World Cup bid for 2030.
Having signed Cristiano Ronaldo in January, Modric has been high on the agenda in the Middle Eastern nation.
To that end, it has now emerged that Modric has been offered a bumper two-year deal which would see him pocket a handsome salary of €50 million tax-free.
Despite the proposal, though, Modric remains firm on his desire to continue at Real Madrid. And recent reports suggest that the club too are keen on holding onto the 37-year-old legend, with a one-year renewal offer set to be tabled imminently.
Los Blancos will be unable to match the salary that Modric has received from Saudi Arabia, but it has been reported that money has never been an issue between the two parties.
Another topic of concern within the Real Madrid camp is Modric’s desire to continue playing international football.
The midfielder, who will turn 38 later this year, will be participating in the UEFA Nations League finals this summer and wants to play in the UEFA Euro 2024 qualifiers as well, leading up to the big event next year.
Real Madrid are not entirely pleased with it as they believe the added workload could take a toll on Modric’s form and fitness.
But, either way, with both parties understood to be keen on continuing the partnership, negotiations are likely to begin soon to finalise a renewal, reports Fabrizio Romano.
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Real Madrid defender on the radars of Juventus, could leave for €6-8 million
Real Madrid are looking towards a heavy splurge in the coming summer transfer window. After all, they do not even have another option given the sheer number of player departures already finalized.
Los Blancos have lost the services of Karim Benzema, Marco Asensio, Mariano Diaz, and Eden Hazard over the past week. While three of the four players predominantly featured on the bench, their presence in the squad gave Carlo Ancelotti’s side much-needed depth and a cushion of sorts.
The forward unit is, thus, the most prioritized department ahead of the transfer window. However, pieces are beginning to fall apart on other fronts and could potentially put the club in a difficult situation.
According to reports from Gianluca Di Marzio, Juventus are eyeing Lucas Vazquez and hope to sign him in the coming month. Contacts between the two parties have begun and the transfer fee discussed appears to be around the €6 million to €8 million ballpark given that he has just one year left on his contract.
The player, for his part, is willing to sign for the Italian giants given his relative lack of minutes at the Santiago Bernabeu. At 31 years of age, he understandably does not want to play a second-fiddle role.
Vasquez played part in 23 of Real Madrid’s 38 La Liga games last season, starting only on 12 occasions. Even in his few appearances, he averaged a mere 50 minutes per game.
The veteran completed the season with four goals and an assist to his name. Further, he averaged five defensive actions and a key pass in every game and feels hard done by his limited role.
Vazquez’s departure would place the club in a tricky situation as it would leave Real Madrid with only Dani Carvajal as a natural right-back option. Nacho Fernandez could, in theory, serve as the backup but a new signing for the position cannot be ruled out.