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Real Madrid will not renew veteran superstar to give youngsters a chance

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As per insights shared by journalist Jorge Picon, Real Madrid have devised a strategy whereby they are inclined not to extend a renewal offer to Luka Modric in order to pave the way for the young talents to have more opportunities within the team. 

Despite Modric’s willingness to forgo financial gains in order to continue his journey at Madrid, the club holds a different perspective on the matter. 

Consequently, they are reportedly preparing a grand send-off for the veteran midfielder as he bids adieu to the club.

It is suggested that Real Madrid fans are witnessing Modric’s final moments at the club. As such, barring a dramatic shift, Real Madrid and Modric will part ways when his contract expires at the end of the season. 

Reports mention that the club is not keen on extending his stay and this decision, all but made, will unfold in the weeks ahead, allowing the legend to bid farewell with the respect he deserves.

Real Madrid have made the decision

People in the higher offices at Real Madrid have decided it is time for a change. They believe it is the end of an era and want to give younger players like Arda Guler a chance to shine in midfield. 

Real Madrid will bid farewell to Luka Modric at the end of the season. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)

Even though Guler has not had many minutes on the field this year, he has proven his worth when called upon, especially towards the end of the season.

Furthermore, money matters too. Even though Modric earns a hefty salary, freeing up space will help Madrid bring in new players, like Kylian Mbappe, who will be coming with a big price tag even if he is a free agent from PSG.

Madrid want an emotional farewell for Modric

Saying goodbye to Modric will not be ordinary. After more than a decade and hundreds of games, Madrid plan to honour him properly. 

They will make sure he feels appreciated, maybe with a special tribute from the club leaders he is close to and the farewell process is expected to begin with the match against Alaves. 

Although it is not officially confirmed yet, every game at Santiago Bernabeu will be a chance for fans to show their love for Modric. The big day is on May 25th against Betis, where both Modric and Nacho might bid farewell. It will be a bittersweet moment for everyone.

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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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