Situation of Real Madrid star Luka Modric ‘quite clear’ as contract runs down

Real Madrid have become used to saying their farewells to legendary figures in the summer over the last five years, and it appears they will be readying their media department again. Croatian superstar Luka Modric is closer to the exit door than he’s ever been since he arrived in the Spanish capital.

The 38-year-old signed a new one-year extension last summer, feeling he was able to compete for first-team minutes again. He finished last season starting the biggest games, but this year his role has been different since the start of the season.

Thus far he has started just 15 of their 35 games, and that is despite injuries to Dani Ceballos, Eduardo Camavinga and Aurelien Tchouameni. Diario AS say that while in theory his future is uncertain, based on Modric’s previous declarations, it seem quite clear that he will leave in the summer, unless he has changed his mind about accepting a lesser role.

The desire of Florentino Perez to have just one of Modric or Toni Kroos on the pitch during important games, combined with the stellar form of the latter has limited Modric’s opportunities. While he has played 27 times, and has 7 goal contributions in less than 1400 minutes, Modric has felt like the penultimate in the pecking order, only ahead of Ceballos.

While he turned down an offer from Saudi Arabia last summer, it is not yet clear whether he will head to the Middle East, or perhaps even call time on his career.

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