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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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Real Madrid president dreaming of trident attack featuring €180 million-rated French starlet



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Real Madrid have drawn a comprehensive roadmap for the upcoming summer transfer window and the club’s squad planning ahead of the new season, but as far as the club’s ambition is concerned, the objective is to sign Kylian Mbappe in 2024.

Real Madrid are expected to revolve everything around the idea of signing the PSG superstar next year, reports Alfredo Matilla and Sergio Santos.

As per the two Spanish journalists, Florentino Perez is envisioning a Real Madrid strikeforce comprising Rodrygo, Vinicius Junior, and Mbappe.

The report points out that Real Madrid view the Frenchman as a realistic target as they expect him not to accept the option of extending his contract at PSG until 2025 next year. His fallout with the PSG has been already well-documented this year.

With Les Parisien seemingly failing to live up to Mbappe’s ambition, it could only be a matter of time before he opts to leave the club. To that end, Real Madrid will be prepared, especially at the end of next season.

Meanwhile, Real Madrid are starting to lose hope of signing Erling Haaland, because of the striker’s excellent relationship with Pep Guardiola which could keep him at Man City beyond 2024. Mbappe, therefore, has emerged as the top target for Los Blancos.

The potential strikeforce comprising Vinicius, Rodrygo and Mbappe could see Real Madrid operating in a 4-3-3 formation, with Mbappe playing at the centre. It must be noted that the club are also involved in the pursuit of Kai Havertz.

The German could be an intriguing addition to this strikeforce – potentially making Real Madrid one of the most feared attacking sides in Europe. However, it remains to be seen whether or not Los Blancos can actually manage to pull the signing of Mbappe or Havertz in the near future.

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