Luka Modric has reportedly reached a ‘complete agreement’ with Real Madrid over his contract extension, with the midfielder ‘remaining at the club until 2024’.
According to Relev‘the terms have been agreed and the contracts have been drawn up and approved by both parties’, with the 37-year-old determined to ‘remain in the club’s second salary bracket, behind only Karim Benzema and Eden Hazard’.
While the extension has yet to be formalised, the Croat, whose current contract expires in June, is expected to sign the paperwork “in the coming days”.
Modric remains a doubt for Real Madrid’s Champions League semi-final against Manchester City on Tuesday after suffering a thigh injury late last month, but according to the Spanish outlet, he could execute the deal in the days before the game.
It comes as Modric had previously dispelled rumors that he could join former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo who would play in Saudi Arabia, making his intention to stay at the club clear in March, saying: “I hope and believe that I will stay at Real Madrid.”
Revelo reports that he had talks with Florentino Perez last month, “who assured him that the club would offer him a new contract.”
But those meetings were ‘very quick’ as Modric, who had previously signed a one-year contract extension last year, reportedly expressed his desire to continue playing for Los Blancos.
He will now join Toni Kroos, who also appears to have agreed terms to extend his Bernabeu contract for a further 12 months.
With 37 goals and 77 assists for Los Blancos in 480 appearances in all competitions, the experience of the Croatian, who has also won five Champions League medals and three LaLiga titles, would make him a fantastic mentor to 19-year-old Bellingham.