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Real Madrid midfielder’s contract renewal dependent on Kroos and Bellingham’s decisions

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Real Madrid have some important decisions to make with regard to the contracts of several of their first-team players in the coming months. Midfield icons Luka Modric and Toni Kroos are among the stars whose contract runs out at the end of the season.

While Los Blancos are understood to be keen on retaining the veteran duo, a new report from MARCA has shed light on how Real Madrid want to handle the situation regarding their renewal.

Despite being 37 years old, Modric had been churning out top-level performances for the Merengues, although his levels dropped somewhat after the FIFA World Cup, where he led Croatia to a third-place finish.

Now, it must be remembered that Modric will be turning 38 in September, and considering that Real Madrid want to sign Jude Bellingham as well in the summer, they will have to decide whether they wish to offer a new contract to the Croatian international.

As per the report, Modric is yet to receive a proposal from the Spanish capital club. And it is stated that Real Madrid will wait for the decisions of Kroos and Bellingham before deciding on offering a new deal to the 37-year-old veteran.

Should Kroos agree to renew and Bellingham decide to join the Merengues, it is likely that Real Madrid will decide against offering a contract to Modric.

If Bellingham arrives from Borussia Dortmund, Real Madrid see him as a starter and at the same time if Kroos signs a new contract, the club see it as difficult to fit Modric also in the plans as they look to complete a smooth transition from the old to the new.

The club directors believe that Bellingham would not be compatible with both Kroos and Modric on the pitch. And if one of them is unlikely to get an offer, it will be the latter.

Kroos, for his part, has said that a decision on his future will be made imminently. As for Bellingham, Real Madrid face stern competition from Manchester City and Liverpool.

And their decisions will dictate whether Los Blancos will offer a new contract to Modric or not.

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Real Madrid superstar drawing inspiration from win vs Barcelona ahead of Man City showdown

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Real Madrid players will be pumped up as they take on Manchester City on Wednesday, in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals.

Real Madrid face a daunting task of beating Man City at the Etihad, after drawing 3-3 in the first leg. It must be noted that Los Blancos do not have a good record against Man City, losing twice in their last three meetings.

Vinicius Jr. pumped to defeat Man City

Despite the might of the opposition, confidence and optimism remain high in the Real Madrid camp, with Vinicius Jr., in particular, determined to defeat Man City, reports MARCA.

The Brazilian considers Man City as their main rival, especially given the way Real Madrid have performed against the English champions in recent years.

In the last three meetings between these two sides, Man City have won twice in 2020 and 2023, while Real Madrid secured a majestic victory in 2022.

Man City certainly have the home advantage heading into this fixture, but their might could be tested against a Real Madrid side keen on proving a point.

Vinicius determined to defeat Man City. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)

Vinicius takes Barça win as a reference

Vinicius Jr.’s hopes of defeating Man City and reaching the semifinal stage have been reinforced by the belief that the club can turn things around, just as they did against Barcelona last season.

Back in April 2023, Real Madrid and Barcelona locked horns in the semifinal of the Copa Del Rey. Real Madrid succumbed to a 0-1 defeat in the first leg and required a turnaround in the second leg at Camp Nou.

Sure enough, Real Madrid players stepped up to the plate and secured a majestic 4-0 victory to secure a place in the Copa Del Rey final. Vinicius and Karim Benzema, in particular, were the star performers for Los Blancos.

Although one would expect Man City to offer a much tougher fight, Vinicius remains confident of the club’s ability to stage a turnaround, as the two teams lock horns on Wednesday.

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