Real Madrid have some very important games coming up over the next few weeks and months. Thus, most of the attention will be on the action on the pitch. On the other hand though, the club must also keep an eye on the contract situations, as a number of their players are set to become free agents in the summer.
One such player is Luka Modric. The Croatian midfielder has been a stalwart in the middle of the park for Real Madrid for over a decade now.
There have been question marks over his future in recent times though. After all, Modric is 37 years of age and some feel that his performance levels have dropped after the World Cup. That had raised some doubts about his contract extension but there is some good news in that regard. It looks like the Croatian is set to extend his stay at Santiago Bernabeu.
As reported by Relevo, Modric will be a Real Madrid player until 2024. Everything is agreed and only the formalism of the signature is missing. The contracts are drafted and approved by both parties.
Real Madrid agree contract extension with superstar
It is clear that Modric is in the twilight of his career and his minutes need to be managed moving forward. But at the same time, he remains a key part of this team.
Not only is Modric a very important player but a leader as well. His experience is vital, in what is a transitional era for Real Madrid.
On top of everything else, Modric is someone who seems to raise his levels in the big games. He is often a difference maker on the biggest occasion and we have seen that time after time over the years. That is a quality that is simply irreplaceable and difficult to find.