Luka Modric continues to play at a high level, and Real Madrid have acknowledged this and want to extend the Croatian midfielder’s contract until June of 2023.
The Croatian playmaker is 36 years old and is entering the final stage of his career, but he continues to amaze with his ability to influence matches at the top level.
Many thought he would retire from international football after helping guide Croatia to the 2018 World Cup final, yet Modric has continued and has managed to secure the team’s place in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Playing at a fourth World Cup has been one of Modric’s goals for the latter stage of his career, whilst another is to play at the redeveloped Estadio Santiago Bernabeu when it is completed in 2022.
In order for that to happen, Modric will need to extend his contract by one more year and work is underway on completing that process.
A new contract will soon be agreed with Modric agreeing to stay in the Spanish capital until June 2023.
If this is to happen then Modric would have completed 11 seasons with Los Blancos since signing for the club, and this is a rare record which is usually reserved for some of the club’s great players.
Modric’s continuity, though, doesn’t mean that Los Merengues are ignoring their future, and it’s clear that the club is looking at alternatives in the position.
Paul Pogba and Aurelien Tchouameni are both of interest to the Spanish giants with the latter likely an option for the future alongside Eduardo Camavinga.