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Real Madrid veteran reacts to Saudi Arabia transfer links: “Wouldn’t like to repeat myself”

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Luka Modric’s drive to compete at the top level is unmatched. At 37 years of age, the veteran is not only one of Real Madrid’s most fundamental pieces on the field but also the centre-piece for the Croatian national team.

His decision to renew with Real Madrid at such a ripe age is a step that very few would have the mentality to take. Yet, it is clear that he still has the quality in his boots and that he will play a critical role for Los Blancos next season.

It will be interesting to see how Carlo Ancelotti juggles between the veteran and Jude Bellingham next season. After all, the manager has some of the world’s best midfield talent stacked in his squad.

The Croatian ace recently spoke to the media ahead of his team’s UEFA National League semifinal clash against The Netherlands, as revealed by AS.

Modric was asked about the offers he had on the table from Saudi Arabia during the interaction, to which he replied saying that he had already given clarifications about his future in the past and would not want to keep repeating himself.

“Real Madrid or Saudi Arabia? My focus is on the national team now. As for Real Madrid, I have already said everything many times, I would not like to repeat myself,” he said.

While Modric is believed to have opted to stay at Real Madrid for another year over accepting the proposal from the Middle-East-based club, Karim Benzema went down the other route. The veteran midfielder commented on his former captain’s departure and wished him the best in his new endeavour.

“I’ve already said what I think about him. We are sorry to see such a great player leave, but everyone has his own career path and does what he thinks is best for him. We thank him for everything and wish him good luck,” he said.

The 37-year-old was then asked about his future with the Croatian national team and whether this would be his final tournament in international football. Modric revealed that he had made a decision on the matter but refused to reveal anything further.

“We will see. I’m focused on the Nations League now. I’ve made a decision, but we’ll talk about my future with Croatia when the Nations League is over,” Modric stated.

Finally, the midfield legend spoke in detail about the prestige and joy he felt in playing for his nation and said it fulfilled him.

“I always enjoy playing for the national team and every visit here fulfills me. The fact my end with the national team is approaching is not a reason for me to enjoy it more. I enjoy it here every time,” he said.

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Multiple Real Madrid legends set to attend Kylian Mbappe’s presentation – report

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With the major international tournaments all wrapped up, Real Madrid fans can finally realize their dream of witnessing Kylian Mbappe take his first steps in the Santiago Bernabeu.

After much anticipation, the Frenchman’s signing was officially announced by the Merengues right after the UEFA Champions League final.

Now, the moment for his presentation is edging closer, and Real Madrid intends to make it a grand occasion befitting his talents.

Real Madrid have invited multiple legends

Indeed, according to Rodra several Real Madrid legends have been personally invited to attend Kylian Mbappe’s highly anticipated presentation at the Bernabeu tomorrow.

Their presence highlights the significance of this moment, celebrating the arrival of one of football’s brightest talents to the illustrious ranks of Real Madrid.

The player’s presentation, which is expected to be a huge event at Santiago Bernabeu on July 16th, was announced by the administration just under a week ago.

Mbappe will be presented as a Real Madrid player tomorrow. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

The 2018 World Cup winner is the first new recruit to be presented at the Santiago Bernabeu following complete renovations and thus the club aims to mark it as a special occasion.

In order to make it a memorable event, the Merengues have big plans for the presentation tomorrow.

Indeed, Mbappe will make a grand entrance at the Bernabeu, walking along a specially installed catwalk from the changing room exit to a stage set up at the North end of the stadium.

Full-house expected

All tickets for Kylian Mbappe’s presentation have been completely sold out, with not a single seat remaining, not even in the remotest corners of the venue.

Within just under 2 hours, all tickets for the event sold out, including the premium VIP seats. Priority was naturally given to club members and season ticket holders.

And now it appears some of the most iconic players from Real Madrid’s history will also be present to watch the event unfold.

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