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Real Madrid superstar turned down massive offers from Qatar, Saudi Arabia

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For all his qualities and genius, Luka Modric has been one of the most sought-after midfielders in the world in recent years. There has been no shortage of clubs lining up in his pursuit over the years but the player’s commitment and dedication towards the Real Madrid crest has kept him in Spain.

As he nears the end of his professional career, however, the veteran is beginning to consider some of the alternative options on the table. Yet, he has always remained firm on his desire to play out one more year at the highest level.

According to reports from MARCA, Modric had two massive offers on the table that would have seen him leave Real Madrid in June. One was from Saudi Arabia and the other was from Qatar.

Real Madrid really feared that the midfielder would consider the lucrative offer from Saudi, but the money on the table did not deter his commitment as he turned down both offers.

Modric is now set to sign an extension with Los Blancos for a further season. All the details have been agreed upon and only the signatures remain to be completed. An official announcement can be expected in the coming days.

Modric has made 28 appearances in La Liga this season, scoring four goals and providing three assists in the process. Further, he averages 1.4 key passes per game and has created eight big chances.

His statistics in the Champions League are equally impressive. In just eight appearances in the competition this season, Modric has scored two goals and provided one assist whilst also creating three big chances.

The 37-year-old was expected to miss Real Madrid’s clash against Manchester City through a hamstring injury but has made a miraculous recovery. He will start against Pep Guardiola’s men later today, with manager Carlo Ancelotti confirming as much in his press conference.

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Video – Barcelona fans chant ‘Vinicius d*e’ ahead of their UCL clash

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In what is starting to become an alarmingly common occurrence, a set of Barcelona fans were spotted hurling abusive chants towards Real Madrid superstar Vinicius Jr.

Barça will be facing PSG in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal today in less than an hour and in the lead-up to the game, a section of the Catalans’ supporters were seen chanting “Vinicius, die” on the streets.

It is not the first time this has happened, with Vinicius being constantly targeted by not only Barcelona fans but supporters of a number of other La Liga clubs.

In fact, last month, Barcelona fans were seen hurling the same chants before their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie against Napoli.

The same had happened outside Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys in Montjuic prior to the Clasico in October last year.

Moreover, this past weekend, a Mallorca fan at Son Moix directed racist abuse towards Vinicius’ Real Madrid teammate, Aurelien Tchouameni.

It is shocking and embarrassing that these incidents continue to occur. It remains to be seen if any action is taken by the concerned authorities against those involved.

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