Luka Modric lives out his final months as a Real Madrid player. After 12 seasons in the White team, his departure at the end of the season is considered inevitable in the White team given how his importance in the team has diminished and how the rest of the midfielders are pushing.
Modric already had many doubts before extending his last contract for another season.. The Croatian had a multi-million dollar offer from Saudi Arabia, but he wanted to continue another year in football at the highest level. However, the player did not expect to have such a secondary role.
The losses of footballers like Tchouaméni or Camavinga allowed him to have more minutes than he had at the start of the year. Despite this, what Whether the French recover or Dani Ceballos acquires more competitive rhythmModric’s role once again seems unimportant.
Carlo Ancelotti tried to handle the situation with his usual left handbut it is difficult to convince a Ballon d’Or that he can no longer be the indisputable holder, even if he is 38 years old.
For all that, Modric’s stay at Real Madrid comes to an end. A golden age, with five Champions League to his nameand a performance that far exceeded expectations when He was signed from Tottenham for 42 million euros.
The footballer himself understands that it is time to retire. In the League, he did not play 90 minutes in any of the 13 matches he played.. In the Champions League, he played two complete matches: against Sporting de Braga and Unión Berlin.
Real Madrid are already starting to plan their next season and Modric does not appear in initial plans. The club knows that it is going to lose a football legend, even if it interprets it as natural part of a cyclewhich even took longer than expected.
Modric still plays with Croatia, will participate in Euro 2024 and will be a rival of Spain, and he feels fit to continue being active. The question is whether he will accept a European proposal or opt for a golden retreat in an exotic destination.
In all cases, Ancelotti hopes player will have the patience to wait out the end of the season. A departure in the winter market would be a setback due to injuries and he wants to keep his current team without losing personnel.
Even if Castilla footballers, like Nico Paz or Gonzalo, join us, their role remains a testimony and Ancelotti understands that a veteran like Modric He can contribute a lot in the decisive part of the season.
Modric would also be responsible for having an exit through the front door In the month of June. Farewells just before joining the Croatian team which lived up to expectations.
Modric has become a footballer much appreciated by Real Madrid fans and does not want to experience a bitter farewell like that of other legends of the club, like Sergio Ramos more recently or looking a little further at Casillas or Raúl.