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Written by Martin Graham | June 9, 2022
Real Madrid and Luka Modric have signed an agreement to continue their relationship for another year which will see the Croatian stay at the club until 2023.
Los Blancos snatched Modric for £30m from Tottenham Hotspur in August 2012 and the Croatian has grown to become one of the world’s best midfielders and an important figure at Real Madrid. He overturned his poor first season which saw him vote as one of the worst transfers in Europe at the time to become a blueprint for midfielders around the world.
Ten years later, at 36, he still holds his titles in Spain and Europe, having recently outlasted every other midfield opponent to help Madrid win their record-breaking 14th Champions League title and fifth. successful career.
He will also go down in history as the only player to break Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo’s monopoly on the Ballon d’Or since both players appeared at that point in 2008.
His leadership ability and tremendous talent that seems to improve with age convinced Madrid to keep him for another year while building tea for the future. Modric will remain at the club to help with the transfers of the future Los Meringue midfield trio of Aurelien Chuamini, whose signatures are expected to be announced soon, Eduardo Camavinga and Federico Valverde.
Modric’s new deal
Modric’s new deal carries a clause that could see Madrid extend his stay for another year if they maintain the same high standards for which they are famous.
This season, he contributed three goals and 12 assists in 45 matches, as Real Madrid added three more titles to his tally: Supercopa de Espana, LaLiga and Champions League. Those three victories raised his tally to 19 titles since he joined from Tottenham in 2012 and saw his appearance rise to 462 games in all competitions for the Spanish giants.
His salary under the new agreement has yet to be announced, but it has been rumored that he has taken a salary cut to continue playing for the club. Modric had previously stated his desire to retire at the club and would certainly look to fulfill his part in the deal to persuade Real Madrid to extend his stay for another year.
Following the announcement of the extension by Real Madrid, the Croatian national team captain took to his Twitter page to send a message to the club’s fans. Modric tweeted: “I am happy to announce that I will continue to play for the best club in the world. It’s been ten years living a dream but I still have ambition and enthusiasm for the first day. Hala Madrid.”