Who Is Lovro Majer And Why Does Europe Want Him?

Real Madrid is at it again. With their new transport strategy to go after the young Galacticos, Los Blancos They are preparing for their next goal.

They are looking to close the deals of Gabriel ‘Gaga’ Slonina and Aurelien Tchouameni but that’s not all. Real Madrid are now interested in upcoming Croatian midfielder Lofero Mager, currently from Rennes.

The last time they signed a Croatian midfielder… the result was very good. Florentino Perez seeks to repeat that trick with Mager, who is seen by many as Luka Modric’s successor.

Furthermore, the Ballon d’Or himself appears to have recommended Mager to his current club. It wouldn’t be a surprise if Real Madrid signed the future star of Croatia in the coming weeks or months.

Who is Louvreau Mager?

Lovro Majer began his career with Lokomotiva in Croatia, before signing with national powerhouse Dinamo Zagreb.

In Zagreb, he put on many brilliant performances which led to three consecutive league titles. Picked up by Wren in 2021, he caught the attention of Europe in his debut season.

Majer is a central midfielder who can also advance the ball quickly, along with shooting wide to make it easier to play. No wonder Rennes has been able to develop it so perfectly, given their business model of being a smart club.

Possibilities of Louvreux Mager

Majer has been part of the national setup since 2015, appearing in the Under-18, Under-19 and Under-21 teams. He was part of the Croatia squad that reached the knockout stages of the 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

Furthermore, Majer also played and scored goals with the first team, with his debut coming back in 2017.

It’s amazing watching him play, and with Modric getting older and not having Ivan Rakitic, Croatia has another gem. He will go smoothly alongside Mateo Kovacic and Marcelo Brozovic in the future.

Stats for Louvreux Mager

Since he played at a senior level for quite some time, Majer was constantly amazed by the spectators. He scored six goals and eight assists in Ligue 1 with Rennes in 2021-22.

This kind of duality bodes well for a player who is constantly hailed as the next big star for his country.

Madjer had his best match for Rennes in December 2021 against Saint-Etienne. He provided three assists for another Rennes champion, Martin Terrier, and forced an own goal as well.

According to FBREF, the Majer has had 8.35 progressive loads per 90 over the past year, which puts him in the 98th percentile. In addition, he has also been involved in 4.27 shot creation routines per 90, which is good for the 99th percentile. The similarity with Modric is even more obvious.


With all the talk of him being the ‘next Luka Modric’, it was refreshing to see how Majer combines so many traits. He’s a very nice customer, and he doesn’t get stressed out at all. Majer takes his time on the ball before switching to attacking position.

His ball-carrying skills have already been highlighted above, but what is often missed is how good he is on the defensive side as well.

Mager applied 23.68 presses per 90 in 2021-22, placing him in the 87th percentile.

There is no doubt that playing with Kemaleddin Slimana has also helped Majer improve his playing style, along with learning from the best with Croatia. He is ready for the next step in his young career.


Real Madrid is among the many clubs interested in signing Louvreau Mager. Therefore, it will not be an easy battle to acquire one of the most coveted midfield talents.

However, the advantage that Madrid has is that there is a legend in Croatia. Modric will be key in persuading Madjer to go to the Santiago Bernabeu. Rin would be willing to sell Majer if the right offer came, knowing that they couldn’t compete. Will Mager continue to shine with one of the biggest clubs in the world? Absolutely.