Midfielder Luka Modric tempted to leave Real Madrid for Saudi Arabia

Midfielder Luka Modric tempted to leave Real Madrid for Saudi Arabia

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The Croatian, like Benzema, has a big offer on the table to move to the Middle East

Luka Modric has a tempting offer from Saudi Arabia of €120 million net for three seasons. The Croatian has informed Real Madrid of his intention to accept it, according to 'Ok Diario.' even though he had agreed to stay on for another year after the club overcame doubts about his performance, as he turns 38 in September, and for not retiring from his national team, which means a double load of matches that will affect his physical condition in a team with the highest demands.

The Croatian joined Real Madrid in the 2012-13 season from Tottenham for 40 million euros, and as soon as he arrived he became one of the regulars in a team that has won everything since. He has won 23 titles in 10 seasons with Los Blancos, including five Champions Leagues, and has been one of Madrid's most important players in the last decade. His contract expires on June 30 and his wish was to continue for another year on merit. His performances have again been key in the midfield of Ancelotti's team, but now he is asking to leave, tempted by the Saudi offer.


Modric could end his time at Madrid in the next few days, to play in a less competitive competition, accepting a huge offer that would put the finishing touch to his long career. The player has reportedly told the club he will open the doors to the move despite the agreement to extend his contract by one season, as is happening with Benzema. Madrid have delayed the official announcement of both renewals, like that of Kroos, and are finding these surprises. All that remains is to thank them both for their services and send them off with cheers.

Now, with Modric's departure, the club have focused on extending the contract of Dani Ceballos, whose dealis also up in June, and who could take over from the Croatian. The Andalusian is closer to renewing his contract despite the fact that just a week ago he had one more foot out of the door than in. In this way, they hope to cushion the departure of Modric with a player who has the same profile as him and who is expected to take a step forward backed by Ancelotti, who has always bet on his continuity.

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