Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric is looking to extend his deal with the club until the end of the 2022/23 season based on reports in Spain. The Croatian who joined Real Madrid from Premier League outfit Tottenham Hotspur in 2021 put pen to paper on a new one-year deal in May 2021 to make it nine seasons at the Bernabeu.
However, a report by MARCA has claimed that the 36-year-old is hoping to open talks about a similar deal with the club’s hierarchy before the end of 2021.
The Croatian has established himself as a vital member of Carlo Ancelotti’s team and has made 3 assists in 11 matches in all competitions in the ongoing season. The Italian also wants his deal extended although the club will continue their policy of offering only 1-year deals to players above 30.
According to the report, Modric is keen to lead Croatia to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar after they sealed qualification on Sunday via a late own goal by Russia’s Fedor Kudryashov, ensuing they leapfrogged Russia to top spot in Group H.
Modric is intent on extending his Real Madrid contract and playing in a fourth World Cup with Croatia as it would be his last considering his age. It can be recalled that he led his national side to the final of the tournament the last time in Russia, months after winning his latest UEFA Champions League with Real Madrid.
The Croatian midfielder has scored 28 goals in 402 games for Real Madrid and has also won the La Liga twice. We look forward to seeing if his present dream will be a reality.