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Luka Modric aims for another season at Real Madrid after El Clasico display

22. April 2024
Luka Modrić (foto: Uradni Twitter profil kluba/zveze)
Luka Modric, following a key performance in El Clasico, seeks to extend his contract with Real Madrid for another year, amidst interests from his former club, Dinamo Zagreb.

Following Real Madrid's victory over Barcelona in El Clasico, Madrid-based newspaper As released an article about Luka Modric's future, headlined "Modric does not give up." Known for its close ties with Real Madrid, the paper discussed Modric's desire to stay with the club for another season.

"The Croatian refuses to take a minor role and, with his performances in Manchester and El Clasico, is seeking another year. He does not want this to be his last season. Fourteen months ago, Luka said 'I want to continue because I deserve it, not because it’s gifted to me,' and he maintains this stance."

"Against Barcelona, he not only completed the game but also capped off a magical week. In five days, the genius from Zadar laid out his credentials, if any were needed, for the new contract he desires," reports As, actively campaigning for Modric's stay at Real.

"Carlo Ancelotti has discarded all prejudices carried throughout the season and why he avoided placing Kroos and Modric in the starting eleven. Before El Clasico, he stated that Modric would never accept a minor role, and Luka, at 38, shows he does not give up, having unfulfilled situations this season. The perspective on Modric has changed drastically in recent days, from being a starter in only two of the last eleven matches to starting two of the last three," the Spanish media concludes.

"With 1,857 minutes played, Modric is the 13th most played player this season at Real, but he remains determined to prove by the final match that he can earn another year’s contract, aiming to become the longest-serving player in the history of illustrious Real Madrid."

This development is unwelcome news for fans of Zagreb’s Dinamo. The newly elected president, Velimir Zajec, had initiated a campaign to bring Modric back to Dinamo, leading fans to dream of seeing Luka in the blue jersey again. However, the latest news from Madrid is likely to dampen those hopes.

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