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Real Madrid will listen to offers for €20 million-rated defender this summer

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Real Madrid could be in for one of their biggest transfer windows in recent memory.

Kylian Mbappe already appears to be on his way to the Santiago Bernabeu from PSG on a free transfer while work is also being done to rope in Alphonso Davies from Bayern Munich.

The 23-year-old Canadian international is seen as a key target by Florentino Perez & co. for the present and the future and the Merengues will go all out for his signing.

Ferland Mendy to be sold

Should Davies arrive, it would create an overload of left-backs at Real Madrid, with Ferland Mendy and Fran Garcia already at the club and there being the possibility of re-signing Miguel Gutierrez from Girona.

As such, Los Blancos will need to sacrifice someone and AS reports that the Spanish capital club is ready to listen to offers for Mendy in the summer.

The 28-year-old has been the first-choice left-back under Carlo Ancelotti, who places immense trust in the Frenchman. In fact, the manager has called Mendy the best left-back in the world on more than one occasion.

Mendy to be sold in the summer. (Photo by OSCAR DEL POZO/AFP via Getty Images)

However, the former Olympique Lyon man’s contract expires in 2025 and previous attempts to renew did not go well.

Furthermore, given his well-known fitness issues, the board is in favour of offloading him despite Ancelotti and his staff’s trust in the player.

As such, Real Madrid will listen to offers for the 28-year-old to make room for Davies.

Suitors aplenty

Should things go that way, Mendy is unlikely to be short of suitors for him in the summer transfer window.

For starters, Saudi Arabian clubs are said to be interested in the French defender, whose market value stands at €20 million.

More recently, it was reported that AC Milan could be a destination for Mendy as a replacement for Theo Hernandez, who could move to Bayern to replace Davies.

*Player valuation in title obtained from transfermarkt.com on date of publication

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Shocking Modric, Vinicius, Cristiano fact makes Real Madrid fans ‘feel old’

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Luka Modric is set to stay with Real Madrid for another season, meaning he will have played more seasons with Vinicius Jr. (7) than he did with Cristiano Ronaldo (6). 

Feeling old yet? We thought so too!

Modric joined Real Madrid in the summer of 2012 after four seasons with Tottenham Hotspur. On the other hand, Vinicius Jr. joined Real Madrid in 2018. 

By the end of the 2023/24 season, Modric and Vinicius will have spent six seasons together. This is the same number of seasons Modric played with Cristiano Ronaldo, who was at Madrid from 2009 to 2018. 

However, with Modric set to stay for another season, he will surpass that, playing more seasons with Vinicius than with Ronaldo, the club’s all-time top scorer.

A new contract for Modric

It is important to note that Real Madrid and Modric have reached an agreement in principle for his contract renewal for another year.

Luka Modric will stay at Real Madrid for another season. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)

At 38, Modric’s contract was set to expire at the end of the current season. For a while, it seemed the Croatian star might leave Santiago Bernabeu this summer. 

However, things have changed recently, and Real Madrid have decided to offer him a new contract. 

Interestingly, Real Madrid have also offered a renewal to Toni Kroos with club president Florentino Perez personally involved in the negotiations.

Modric and Kroos will continue

Reports suggest that Modric has agreed to the new proposal, with an agreement in principle now in place. It is also expected that Kroos will accept his offer, meaning Real Madrid will keep both veteran players for another season.

The Croatian was reportedly willing to accept a pay cut and a reduced role in the team to continue playing for Real Madrid. This flexibility may have sped up the agreement process.

His willingness to adapt to a reduced role and accept a pay cut has likely influenced the club’s decision to renew his contract for one more year. 

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