Real Madrid secures midfield maestro Luka Modric with contract extension until 2024
Luka Modric, the experienced midfielder for Real Madrid, has committed to the club for another season by extending his contract until June 2024, as confirmed by the Spanish side on Monday. Despite strong interest from Saudi Arabia towards the end of his previous contract, which expires this month, the 37-year-old has chosen to remain with Madrid. Joining the likes of Toni Kroos, Dani Ceballos, and Nacho Fernandez, Modric becomes another player to extend his stay at Madrid this summer. Real Madrid praised Modric's remarkable contributions, stating that in his 11 seasons with the club, he has played 488 games and won an impressive tally of 23 trophies.
Since joining Real Madrid in 2012 from Tottenham, Luka Modric has been an instrumental figure in their triumphs, securing the Champions League trophy five times. Additionally, he has celebrated three La Liga victories and clinched two Copas del Rey titles. As Modric approaches his 38th birthday, he faces tough competition at the Santiago Bernabeu, with new signings like Jude Bellingham joining the ranks. Alongside established players such as Toni Kroos, Dani Ceballos, Eduardo Camavinga, Aurelien Tchouameni, and Fede Valverde, the battle for positions will be intense in the upcoming season. Bellingham expressed his eagerness to learn from Modric and Kroos during his presentation as a new addition to the team. While Modric secured a runner-up finish with Croatia in the Nations League, his future in international football remains uncertain, as he has yet to announce whether he will retire or continue until the 2024 European Championship next summer.