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Real Madrid veteran comments on contract situation: “The club knows my desire”
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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Turkish giants to go all-out to sign Real Madrid outcast – report
There is no way back for Eden Hazard at Real Madrid. The Belgian international has not given the management any reason to have faith in his abilities over his past four seasons at the club and is unsurprisingly the most important departure for the Merengues in the summer.
Hazard has one more year on his contract in Madrid. However, it is clear that Carlo Ancelotti does not trust him and that any potential replacement manager in the summer will echo his stance.
According to reports from Mundo Deportivo, Fenerbahce are willing to go all out to sign Hazard this summer. The Turkish side have made the former Chelsea their prime target, yet face a steep task ahead of them.
The 32-year-old is hellbent on seeing out his contract with Los Blancos despite seeing his career sink right before his eyes. It thus becomes complicated for the party to lure away the forward, especially in a competition outside Europe’s top five leagues.
Fenerbahce attempted to sign the winger in the recently concluded winter transfer market. They reached an agreement with Real Madrid but failed to get over the line as they could not convince the player of the move.
The biggest obstacle for the Turkish side will be convincing Hazard to make the move by letting go of his lucrative contract in Madrid. The chances are slim, but not impossible.
Hazard has made just three league appearances and one start for Ancelotti’s side this season in La Liga, a steep fall from last season’s 18 and seven respectively.
His last appearance for the team came back in January when Real Madrid faced Cacereno in the Copa del Rey. In La Liga however, he last played in September 2022 in a 4-1 win over Mallorca.