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Real Madrid veteran rejects lucrative contract offer from Al Nassr – report
Al Nassr have made it their aim to sign Europe’s elite stars at the twilight of their careers. They began their objective by signing Cristiano Ronaldo in a record deal earlier this season. Now, they begin searching for their next targets.
Luka Modric, at 37 years of age, promises to be a good start for the Qatar based-club. Earlier this week, they made an offer to sign the Croatian international on a two-and-a-half-year contract worth over €40 million per season. It would make him the third highest-paid player in football.
According to reports from Croatian publication 24sata, Modric has decided to reject the proposal from Al Nassr. He wishes to hang up his boots while playing at the highest level and wishes for Real Madrid to be his last club.
Modric is willing to sign a one-year extension on his deal at Santiago Bernabeu in the coming months and is waiting for negotiations to begin. Given the high level at which he continues to operate, an agreement is not ruled out.
The veteran midfielder led the Croatian national team to a third-place finish at the recently concluded FIFA World Cup. After his stellar run in Qatar, he has looked slightly fatigued at Real Madrid and was thus rested for the team’s clash against Villarreal last week.
In 16 La Liga appearances so far this season, the Croat has scored three goals and provided two assists. He averages 1.2 shots and 1.4 key passes per game and has created five big chances so far in the league.
Modric is expected to start in midfield when Los Blancos take on Atletico Madrid tomorrow in the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey.
As for his future, it remains to be seen whether he signs a new contract with Real Madrid or not. But what seems clear is that Modric is uninterested in making the switch to Al Nassr despite being offered a bumper contract and a chance to reunite with former teammate Ronaldo.
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Real Madrid offered the chance to sign Brazilian striker, one of 4-5 names on radar
There is no secret that Real Madrid might consider a move for a new striker in the coming summer. With Karim Benzema slowly nearing the end of his career, the club are looking for a viable alternative ahead of the new season.
Carlo Ancelotti has been left impressed by the performances of Rodrygo in the centre forward position. But the club could still use the services of a more recognised option in the number nine position.
The Spanish giants are reportedly assessing La Liga for a potential low-cost option. But they are also open to looking through in other leagues, in their bid to add more depth in the attacking department.
To that end, Fabrizio Romano claims Real Madrid are eyeing a swoop for Roberto Firmino. The Liverpool star has become the latest player to be shortlisted by Los Blancos, with his current contract at Liverpool expiring at the end of the season.
Formerly of TSG Hoffenheim, Firmino has a stellar track record of performing in Europe. He has scored 110 goals in 361 competitive matches during his time at Liverpool, winning the Premier League and the Champions League title.
A centre forward by trade, Roberto is known for his tactical flexibility and the ability to shift into wider areas to build up the player.
It makes him an appealing target for Real Madrid, who would prefer a versatile striker in their ranks that can not only provide cover for Benzema but also the likes of Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo.
Real Madrid, though, are yet to hold any discussions with Roberto Firmino just yet. He has just been added to the list of targets and one would expect the Spanish giants to make a move once the season is over and the player becomes a free agent.