Luka Modric signs new one-year contract with Real Madrid


Real Madrid confirmed on Monday that Luka Modric had extended his contract by one year, keeping him with the team till June 2024. The 37-year-old international from Croatia joined Real Madrid in 2012, and in his 11 seasons there, he has amassed 23 trophies.

Both in public and in private, Modric has stated his desire to remain at Real Madrid, despite the fact that intense interest from Saudi Arabia in recent weeks had cast some doubt on his future.

The midfielder will have greater competition than ever for a spot in Real Madrid’s starting lineup in the coming season from players like Toni Kroos, Jude Bellingham, Eduardo Camavinga, Aurelien Tchouameni, Federico Valverde, and Dani Ceballos.

Last season, Modric played in 33 La Liga games and 10 Champions League matches. He started each of Madrid’s six knockout-round games on the way to the semifinals.

According to Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti, younger players Tchouameni, Camavinga, and now Bellingham will have more playing time during the upcoming season compared to older players Modric and Kroos.

After joining Madrid from Tottenham in 2012, Modric overcame initial skepticism to establish himself as one of the club’s most vital players throughout that time, contributing significantly to their five Champions League victories in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2022.

In the history of the team, only Marcelo and Karim Benzema have amassed more titles than Modric’s 23.