Despite the tempting call of a €60 million two-year contract from Saudi Arabia, Real Madrid’s seasoned midfielder Luka Modric has declined in favor of remaining steadfast to his beloved club according to Tomas Gonzalez-Martin.
The 37-year-old icon holds firm in his decision to stick with the Spanish giants for one more year, proving that some things are worth more than gold.
As the summer sun approaches, so does the expiration of contracts for several Real Madrid stars, including Modric. The midfield maestro’s future has become a hot topic, as whispers of potential moves for Jude Bellingham and the return of loanee Brahim Diaz stir the rumor mill.
Amidst this uncertainty, Saudi teams expressed interest in luring Modric to their shores with an enticing two-year deal worth €30 million net per season.
However, the Croatian legend’s heartstrings are firmly tethered to the Santiago Bernabeu, causing him to pass on the Middle Eastern riches in favor of a Madrid sunset.
At the ripe age of 37, the twilight of Modric’s career is on the horizon, yet his influence on the pitch remains undiminished. With his unwavering commitment, the former Tottenham Hotspur playmaker continues to be an integral cog in Carlo Ancelotti’s well-oiled machine.
Sources say one of Modric’s agents informed Real Madrid of the Saudi offer, sparking concerns that their midfield maestro was contemplating an exit.
Luka Modric Turns Down €60 Million Offer to Stay With Real Madrid
This revelation caused a brief delay in the club’s decision-making process. However, Modric soon stepped up and made his loyalty to the Merengues crystal clear.
Real Madrid’s focus remains on the pivotal stages of their current season, with contract talks for other stars like Karim Benzema temporarily sidelined. Modric, on the other hand, has expressed his unwavering desire to don the famed white jersey for another year. The club is also keen on retaining the iconic midfielder, and all signs point to a harmonious one-year extension for the beloved Croatian.