Luka Modrić Renews Real Madrid Contract Until 2022

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Real Madrid Website announced in December 2020 that the renewal agreement had already been closed and that it would become official once the season was over. Luka Modrić will continue for one more season, although without knowing who will be his last coach before the imminent departure of Zinedine Zidane from Real Madrid. The Spanish team has a renewal policy in which it can only renew its players over 30 years of age for an additional year, but this has not been an impediment to Modrić, who had previously communicated his plans to retire at Real Madrid.

The renewal agreement does not include a salary improvement (due among other things to the financial situation of the club), but Florentino Pérez considered it appropriate to retain the Croatian midfielder as he is one of the best players in the team and that, despite not achieving a title this season, he showed great performance throughout it.

Modrić arrived in 2012, from Tottenham, and despite not having the immediate support of Madrid fans, who doubted his signing, the Croatian midfielder became a legend of the team, standing out for his dedication both in the attack when scoring and assisting in decisive goals, and in his defensive duties as well. He has won four Champions League titles with Real Madrid (2014, 2016, 2017, and 2018), two Spanish La Liga titles, among other local and European competitions.

During his time in the team, Modrić was trained by various coaches: Jose Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti, Rafa Benitez, Zinedine Zidane, Julen Lopetegui and Santiago Solari. To this day, and at 35 years old, the Croatian continues to be the undisputed starter in the midfield of the Spanish team, proving not only that he still maintains his great footballing level, but that he is also in a great physical condition.

Currently, the captain of the Croatia national team has his sights set on EURO 2020, to be played in June. Today he will join the rest of those selected by Zlatko Dalić, but the Zadar-born midfielder could not hide his joy by sharing a post on his social media posing with the Real Madrid jersey and thus confirming his renewal for an additional season. ”Happy and proud to continue wearing the shirt of the best team in the world”, he wrote on his social networks.

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