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Croatian midfielder Luka Modric will start talks with Real Madrid about signing a new contract at the club.
Modric joined the Spanish giants in 2012 from Tottenham Hotspur. After a difficult opening year, the Croatian has become a superstar at the Bernabéu, peaking in 2018 when he won the Ballon d’Or.
At the age of 35 it was thought that the World Cup finalist was approaching the end of his stage at Los Blancos, especially with the much younger options of Martín Odegaard and Federico Valverde making their way.
However, the midfielder is still very much in favor at Real Madrid, starting 12 of the 16 possible this season in all competitions. Despite his team’s uneven start to the season, Modric is still performing at an exceptionally high level.
Spanish outlet AS they report that Real Madrid is ready to reward the player by opening talks with him about a new contract.
Modric’s current contract expires in the summer, leaving him free to speak with other clubs starting in January about a possible transfer. However, it is believed that he would like to stay at the club where he has won four Champions League titles, with Brand reporting two months ago that he would like to retire at Real Madrid.
If the negotiations don’t go as planned, there will surely be no lack of interest for the midfielder, despite his age.
AC Milan, who top the Serie A table, have been named as a possible suitor for the veteran. He has previously spoken of his admiration for the Rossoneri, largely due to former player Zvonimir Boban.
Quoted by Always MilanModric said: “I imagined being a Milan player but it was different, and when you come to Real Madrid it’s hard to think about going anywhere else.
“If things hadn’t gone well in Madrid, I would certainly have been happy in Serie A.”