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Real Madrid reach total agreement to renew veteran midfielder – report

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On the day of Real Madrid’s Copa del Rey final against Osasuna, Sergio Santos brings forth news that calls for celebration even before kickoff at Estadio de La Cartuja.

According to the Spanish journalist, Real Madrid and Luka Modric have reached a complete agreement over a contract renewal. The negotiations are now so advanced that only a signature remains before the deal is announced.

The Croatian will extend until the summer of 2024 at the moment, but there is an option to add another year based on the player’s feelings and role come next June. With the contracts drafted and approved by both parties, the process could be completed in the coming days.

The renewal will see Modric hold on to his stature as one of the club’s highest-paid players, maintaining the wages he is currently on. Only Karim Benzema and Eden Hazard claim a larger paycheck.

Modric, at 37 years of age, continues to be one of Carlo Ancelotti’s most indispensable players on the big nights. The veteran is completely committed to the club and remains intent on achieving even more success at the Santiago Bernabeu.

He rejected an offer worth close to €30 million per season from Saudi Arabia to stay at Real Madrid and fight out another season.

Modric’s role next season could be starkly different, especially considering that Jude Bellingham is very close to signing for the Merengues. The veteran is thus expected to take up the role of a mentor-cum-player, showing youngsters the path to success whilst contributing on the big nights as well.

Modric is expected to play a part in Saturday’s Copa del Rey final against Osasuna but his starting role on the night is still under a cloud of doubt. The final decision will be taken just hours before kickoff.

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Ancelotti-favourite defender will leave Real Madrid if club signs 23-year-old ace

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With Kylian Mbappe’s signing now a completed objective, Real Madrid turn to what was always considered the second most critical operation of this summer – Alphonso Davies.

The Canadian full-back has been on Los Blancos’ radar for a while now, but with his contract with Bayern Munich running until 2025, his signing is seen to be a tad bit more complicated.

The Bavarians’ firm stance that they wish to persist with the speedster, needless to say, has only made the objective more complicated for Los Blancos.

No room for three

Despite Bayern Munich’s repeated advances towards Davies in recent weeks, Real Madrid are firm that they will attempt to sign the player this summer.

In light of the Canadian full-back’s possible arrival, Cadena SER reveals that Ferland Mendy will almost certainly leave Real Madrid if Davies’ signing is pulled off.

Carlo Ancelotti is clear that he has no room for three left-backs in his squad. One of Fran Garcia and Mendy must thus leave the Spanish capital in such a scenario and the Frenchman is better placed on that front.

Ferland Mendy (L) could leave Real Madrid if Davies arrives.. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Mendy’s current deal in Madrid runs out next year and the player has been informed that a decision over his future at the club will be taken shortly.

On track with Davies

The Spanish outlet also reveal that the Canadian speedster rejected an offer from Bayern Munich in recent hours and that his departure from the Bavarian capital is not ruled out.

Bayern Munich demand a sum of €50 million for the dynamic full-back. Real Madrid, however, have set a spending limit of €30 million for the youngster and will not exceed that sum in any scenario.

Vincent Kompany’s men thus have a critical decision to make, for allowing Davies to run down the final year on his deal may well back-fire as did the case of Kylian Mbappe with PSG.

Real Madrid, as it stands, appear to be in the driver’s seat.

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