Luka Modric signs new one-year contract at Real Madrid

Real Madrid veteran Luka Modric has signed a one-year extension with the Spanish giants.

Luka Modric
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The LaLiga club announced on Monday that the Croatia playmaker, 37, would remain with them until at least the end of June 2024. Modric, who joined Real from Tottenham in 2012, has been a key figure in the team’s success, helping them to win the Champions League five times as well as three La Liga titles.

Modric’s contract was due to expire this summer, and there had been speculation that he might follow former team-mate Karim Benzema in making a big-money move to Saudi Arabia. However, the player himself put an end to such rumours with a simple, heartfelt message on Twitter: “Home Sweet Home. #Modric2024”.

Modric’s Legacy at Real Madrid

Since his arrival at Real Madrid in 2012, Modric has played 488 games and won 23 titles: 5 Champions League, 5 Club World Cups, 4 European Super Cups, 3 Leagues, 2 Copas del Rey and 4 Super Cups in Spain.

His individual accolades include the 2018 Ballon d’Or, The Best FIFA Player Award 2018, the 2017/18 UEFA Player of the Year Award, and the Club World Cup 2017. This season, he was also part of the FIFA/FIFPro World XI for the sixth time in his career.

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Modric’s decision to extend his contract is likely to be good news for Croatia fans, as it suggests that he will continue to play for the national team, possibly through the 2024 Euros. This would be a fitting end to the career of a player who has given so much to both his club and his country.

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