Modric next for Madrid renewal

Luka Modric is the next of Real Madrid’s big names in line for a contract renewal after Gareth Bale’s future was reportedly tied down.

Marca reported on a new deal for Bale on Tuesday, said to be until 2021, and say Modric is next with his current terms due to expire in 2018.

The Croatia international would be in line for a pay rise to go with his extended agreement and follows Cristiano Ronaldo as well as Bale in getting a contract upgrade.

Modric has been at Santiago Bernabeu since the summer of 2012 and Marca point out he has been an important part of the team for every Coach – Carlo Ancelotti, Rafa Benitez and Zinedine Zidane – and Madrid aren’t put off by the fact he’ll be 31 in September, wanting to keep the playmaker for a few more years.

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