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Real Madrid veteran comments on contract situation: “The club knows my desire”

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Luka Modric may not have the same engine that he had in his younger days, but that has not deterred him from dictating games even at the age of 37. The midfielder is a class act both on and off the field and continues to lead from the very front irrespective of the location.

Earlier today, Carlo Ancelotti assured that he retained complete faith in the Croatian international and cast away all doubt over Modric’s chances to start El Clasico. His involvement will undoubtedly be crucial if his side are to take three points on the night.

The former Tottenham Hotspur man has played in 23 of Real Madrid’s 25 La Liga games this season, scoring four goals and providing three assists in the process.

He spoke to DAZN earlier today in an interview that covered his renewal and some dressing room secrets. Here are the snippets from his interaction.

The veteran midfielder began his interview with details on his contractual situation. Modric’s deal with Real Madrid runs out in the summer and it is worrying that the player has not yet signed an extension. The player maintained that he wished to stay but did not reveal any details on the negotiations:

“The club knows my desire. I said it many times. Now I don’t think about my future. I want to give my best, then we’ll see what happens,” Modric said.

The Merengues‘ dressing room often tease Modric as ‘Vinagre‘, whic means a person who loses his temper very easily in colloquial Spanish. Talking about his teammates’ comments on his anger, the Croatian international admitted to his low threshold.

“Ahahah, they all say that. It’s because I always get angry when we lose in training. I hate it. But I’m not the only one, there are some worse than me,” the Croatian international stated.

Finally, the 37-year-old was quizzed about the situation of his teammate and colleague Toni Kroos and where he would be next season. Modric gave nothing away and responded by saying: “I don’t know what he will do and even if I knew I wouldn’t tell you.”

Modric and Kroos are expected to feature from the start when Real Madrid take on Barcelona at Spotify Camp Nou tomorrow night in a game that could have a major say on the fate of the title race.

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  1. Edith

    March 19, 2023 at 10:16 am

    I’m sorry to be a heartbreaker, but the club needs to make room in the first eleven for the potential arrival of Bellingham. Ask yourself what is in the club’s better, long-term interests – Modric for one more season, or Bellingham for 5 or 6? Surely they can only afford to keep one of the veteran midfielders, and Kroos is not only the younger of the two, he has retired from his international team.

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How Manchester United’s pursuit of Dutch star could benefit Real Madrid

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The highly anticipated transfer of Leny Yoro to Real Madrid has encountered an unexpected obstacle, with Manchester United’s surprise entry into the race. 

The Red Devils have successfully negotiated a substantial €50 million+ bid with Lille, leaving Real Madrid’s chances hanging by a thread. 

This means the only factor still in favour of Real Madrid is Yoro’s strong desire to wear the iconic white shirt, a dream he has harboured for a long time.

As things stand, Real Madrid face significant hurdles. For once, Lille are exerting pressure on the player to accept Manchester United’s offer, given its considerable value. 

On the other hand, Real Madrid are hesitant to match this figure, creating a stalemate. Additionally, Manchester United are eager to secure a top-notch defender, especially with the departure of Raphael Varane, a former Real Madrid player. 

This sense of urgency is driving United’s pursuit of Yoro, making them a formidable competitor in the transfer race.

A glimmer of hope for Real Madrid

Despite these challenges, one crucial factor continues to give Real Madrid an edge in the race for Yoro’s signature. 

Leny Yoro only wants to play for Real Madrid. (Photo by SEBASTIEN SALOM-GOMIS/AFP via Getty Images)

As it turns out, Manchester United are also considering Bayern Munich defender Matthijs de Ligt as a priority target. De Ligt has given his nod to the move and has instructed his representatives to disregard other offers. 

This development provides Real Madrid with a much-needed advantage in the pursuit of Yoro, as United’s focus is divided between two top defenders.

While Manchester United have made progress in negotiations with both De Ligt and Yoro, it is unlikely that they will recruit both players. 

Given De Ligt’s readiness to make an immediate move, Manchester United are expected to prioritize his transfer, leaving Real Madrid as the sole contender for Yoro’s signature. 

This twist in the tale gives Real Madrid a glimmer of hope, as they can now focus their efforts on convincing Yoro to join their ranks.

Yoro’s dilemma: To wait for Madrid or join United

Yoro’s preference is to join Real Madrid, but the club has yet to indicate its willingness to match Lille’s accepted fee from Manchester United.

This has led the Ligue 1 club to favour a transfer deal with the Premier League club. 

If Yoro is to make a move this summer, he faces a difficult decision: either wait until 2025 to join Real Madrid for free, which Lille are unlikely to accept, or agree to a transfer to Manchester United, which would benefit the French club. 

The fate of Yoro’s transfer hangs in the balance

Real Madrid are locked in their pursuit of Leny Yoro. (Photo by SAMEER AL-DOUMY/AFP via Getty Images)

The outcome of Yoro’s transfer now hangs precariously in the balance. Real Madrid’s reluctance to match Manchester United’s offer and Yoro’s personal preference for the Spanish giants are the key factors in this high-stakes transfer drama. 

Will Yoro choose to wait for his dream move to Real Madrid or opt for a switch to Manchester United? Only time will tell. 

In the end, Yoro’s transfer will have significant implications for all parties involved. Real Madrid’s hopes of landing their top target hang in the balance, while Manchester United’s urgency to recruit a top defender has thrown a spanner in the works. 

Lille, too, are eager to cash in on their prized asset, and Yoro’s decision will determine the fate of his transfer.

But with United going after De Ligt, it could end up playing into the hands of Real Madrid, helping them land their top target to replace Nacho.

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