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Real Madrid set to offer one-year contract extension to star midfielder – report



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At 36 years of age, Luka Modric continues to rule the midfield in every game he plays. The Croatian international oozes class with every touch of his and is often the one to pull his team out of trouble.

Most recently, Modric provided a vital assist against Chelsea that brought the aggregate score back on level terms. The veteran’s vision for his pass to Rodrygo was unparalleled, as he executed a slick outside-the-boot curling cross into the opposition area.

To say that Modric is the backbone of this Real Madrid side would be an understatement. His current contract with the club is set to expire in June, and no agreement between the parties has been reached yet.

According to reports from Sergio Santos, the veteran midfielder has two offers on the table. Juventus are the big name interested in signing the Real Madrid legend, while another club from Qatar have tipped their hat in the ring as well.

The player’s priority is to retire at Real Madrid, and the club are aware of his desire. New talks over a renewal are expected to start soon, with a one year contract expected. 

The player would have liked for the club to propose a renewal a few months ago, but is still willing to commit his future to the white colours of Madrid.

In 21 league starts this season, Modric has scored two goals and provided five assists. As it stands, it is very likely that he will stay with Los Blancos for the coming season.

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Real Madrid defender on the radars of Juventus, could leave for €6-8 million



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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.

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