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Real Madrid superstar unhappy with club’s unfulfilled promises, doesn’t want to be a burden



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Luka Modric is one of the Real Madrid players facing an uncertain future at Santiago Bernabeu. His contract expires at the end of the season, and it is unsure whether or not he will further extend his contract at the club.

Modric had many deliberations when he signed a new deal last summer. He was not entirely sure of his role in the first team, especially following the arrival of Jude Bellingham.

However, following Real Madrid’s many promises, Modric ultimately decided to continue until the end of the 2023/24 campaign.

But more than halfway through the campaign, it has been a season of ups and downs for Luka Modric.

Modric unhappy with Real Madrid

To that end, a recent report from Sergio Santos (h/t MadridXtra) has offered a fresh update on the future of Luka Modric.

Modric may not continue at Real Madrid (Photo by Yasser Bakhsh/Getty Images)

The report suggests that the Croatian international is not entirely happy at Santiago Bernabeu. He feels promises made to him by Real Madrid last summer were not fulfilled this season.

The veteran midfielder has indeed struggled to establish himself as a first-team regular for Real Madrid this season, starting in only 10 league matches so far. He has started only one game since the start of the year.

Modric unlikely to continue at Real Madrid

All things considered, Luka Modric has a very different view of his role in the squad than coach Carlo Ancelotti.

Due to his lack of importance in the side, the Croatian is unlikely to continue for another year at Santiago Bernabeu.

Modric did not even think twice before rejecting advances from Saudi Arabia last summer. But this time around, the midfielder might consider a move to the Middle East, in what could be the last chapter of his exceptional career.

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PSG president wanted Real Madrid to bear Mbappe’s €80 million loyalty bonus



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It is only a matter of days before Kylian Mbappe is officially confirmed as a Real Madrid player.

The French superstar announced his departure from PSG as a free agent recently and even though nothing is official yet, everything points to him arriving at the Spanish capital club.

An official announcement and presentation are expected to take place sometime before the UEFA Euro 2024 starts.

While the move is all but done, it appears that PSG, in particular president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, are left with a bitter taste over Mbappe’s imminent exit.

Al-Khelaifi wanted Real Madrid to pay €80 million

As has already been reported, Al-Khelaifi tried to convince Mbappe to snub Real Madrid by presenting various arguments which had no effect.

Now, French publication L’Equipe has brought forth a report which claims that the PSG president simply cannot accept the fact that Mbappe is joining Real Madrid for free.

And things are now happening behind the scenes which suggest that the Frenchman’s departure will be far from smooth and amicable.

Indeed, as per the report, PSG have not paid Mbappe his salary for the month of April as well as an additional bonus he was due.

This is because of the €80 million loyalty bonus payment that the club had made to the France captain back in February, even though he had waived it off after deciding not to renew his contract.

Headed for an ugly split with PSG. (Photo by MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP via Getty Images)

In August 2023, after he was frozen out of the team for refusing to extend his contract, Mbapp agreed to give up his loyalty bonus so that PSG do not suffer a huge financial hit as a result of his leaving as a free agent this summer.

However, Al Khelaifi made a U-turn and granted Mbappe the loyalty bonus in February this year, with the caveat that Real Madrid cover the €80 million as compensation for the 25-year-old leaving for free.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, however, refused that demand as he deemed that it was completely out of the question, as the La Liga champions are not obligated to pay for a player who will be out of contract in a few weeks.

A complete breakdown

Things have not been well between Mbappe and Al-Khelaifi ever since the player informed him of his decision to leave PSG.

The report suggests that the pair are no longer on speaking terms and that lawyers are involved in trying to resolve the matter of the unpaid dues.

PSG are looking for written confirmation that their all-time top scorer will waive the €80 million, which he had agreed to in the past, only for the club to make the payment.

As for Mbappe, he wants the money he is owed as part of his salary which was not paid in April.

Al-Khelaifi has not had the best relation with Perez either and this development further escalates the situation.

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