Luka Modric, the Real Madrid legend, is staying at the club after reportedly agreeing to a one-year contract extension. Modric joined Real Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur in 2012. He will have spent 12 years at the club when his contract expires in 2024. At the time, Modric’s contract was up for renewal at first. He had to either end his playing career as manager of the 14-time European Champions or retire.
The unannounced deal had been on the table for several weeks, with Modric eager to remain at the club. While there were other offers, the 2018 Ballon d’Or winner was adamant about remaining with Carlo Ancelotti’s side, which won yet another title on Saturday evening. The Spanish giants won their 20th Copa del Rey title, ending a nine-year domestic cup drought.
Modric will stay at Real Madrid for one more season
Modric’s new contract will bring him to the end of a 12-year stint with the Spanish giants, where he has been a part of a trophy-laden success story. He won the Copa del Rey twice, La Liga three times, and the Champions League five times in 11 seasons. Due to his outstanding play for Real Madrid and Croatia in 2018 World cup, he won the prestigious Ballon d’Or. He led to the Croatian National Team to 2018 FIFA World Cup final.
Real Madrid won by 2-1 victory over Osasuna on Saturday in Seville. Rodrygo Goes notched two clinical goals with help from fellow Brazilian Vinicius Junior.
Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid won their 20th Spanish Cup in their 40th final at La Cartuja, ending a nine-year wait to lift the trophy again.
Osasuna, who have never won a major trophy, fought hard but fell short against the reigning Spanish and European champions, who will face Manchester City in the Champions League semi-finals on Tuesday.
Madrid have now won all six trophies available to them during Ancelotti’s second reign at the club, which began in 2021 when the Italian returned.