Luka Modric will play his last match with Real Madrid next Sunday, against Athletic Bilbao, in the last round of the Spanish League. According to the Spanish newspaper Well diaryThe Croatian midfielder has informed the club that he will accept an offer of €120m for a three-year contract with a club in Saudi Arabia, and is then preparing to leave the Madrid giants after 11 years.
Modric, 37, was the runner-up for the Ballon d’Or in 2018, on his way to renew with the meringue for another season, but the million-dollar proposal from the Arabs prompted the Croatian to think and choose, already close to sunset in your career, enjoy the “golden retirement”. Real Madrid is already aware that Modric is a hopeless case, so Real Madrid hastened negotiations to renew the contract with Dani Ceballos, one of the team’s options for midfield, a sector that will be reinforced by young Englishman Jude Bellingham, from Borussia Dortmund.
In addition to Modric, Karim Benzema is also making a more attractive offer, with Al-Ittihad club offering Nuno Espirito Santo €100m a year for the French striker. A revolution on the horizon, then, in Carlo Ancelotti’s team.
In nearly 500 matches for Real over a decade, Modric has won 23 titles meringue.
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