Real Madrid will be able to count on the services of their Luka Modric for one more year after the Croatian midfielder signed a new deal until 2022.
Real Madrid Tie Down Luka Modric Through to 2022
— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) May 25, 2021
Another Year in White for the Midfield Maestro
Modric’s new deal will take him through his 36th birthday and into the World Cup year, held in Qatar.
The midfielder still remains an important cog in the Real Madrid wheel. His experience has been vital this season in aiding a frail team through difficult moments. He has been one of the team’s star performers and dragged the team to an unlikely semi-final place in the Champions League and a final day opportunity to lift La Liga.
Luka Modric in View
The Croatian featured in 35 games La Liga last season, with five goals and three assists, the best scoring run of his Madrid career. In Europe, he played in 12 games and made his mark with a solitary goal against Shakhtar Donetsk, as well as creating three assists. His output remains vital for the team. Therefore, Real Madrid had no doubts about renewing his terms.
A Decade of Delight for Luka Modric at Real Madrid
This sees Modric into his tenth season at the club since his transfer from Tottenham Hotspur. In total, he has amassed 266 La Liga appearances with 20 goals and 44 assists. During his highly successful career in Spanish football, he has won the league title on two occasions. He has also a Copa del Rey, three Spanish Supercups, three European Supercups and three Club World Cups. Above all, he won the most treasured trophy in all of club football on four occasions – the Champions League. On a personal level, too, he broke the Ronaldo/Messi monopoly to win the Balon d’Or in 2018.
His influence on the team has been undeniable and it is amazing to think the classy midfield maestro had doubters when he arrived at Madrid. Those doubts have been firmly put to bed with a glittering career that still has life to go yet. The evergreen Modric is very much a fine vintage wine that is maturing with age. His consistant performances in the middle of the park ensure Madrid can look forward to more joy from their Croatian sensation.