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Modric's Midnight Hour

Inside the Crucible of Real's Midfield Evolution, Modric's Fate Hangs in the Balance

The future of the former Ballon d'Or winner hangs in uncertainty as

Real Madrid

prepares to usher in a new era with a fresh midfield lineup. Luka Modric, aged 39, has spent more than ten years at Santiago Bernabeu. However, his playing time has dwindled this season under Carlo Ancelotti, prompting concerns about his future at the club. Despite this, Modric remains a crucial player for Los Blancos, demonstrating his ability to turn the tide by coming off the bench in key matches, such as the recent Champions League quarterfinal against Manchester City.

According to renowned journalist Fabrizio Romano, Modric has expressed his desire to continue at Real Madrid and sign a new contract, showing little concern for his salary after rejecting two lucrative offers. Although Modric has appeared in 43 matches this season, only 25 of them were starts, a lower number than expected given his high standards. Nonetheless, fans have shown strong support for him, chanting his name during Real Madrid's celebration of their 36th league championship at Cibeles.

Recent reports suggest that Real Madrid is considering renewing contracts for both Modric and Toni Kroos. Ancelotti reportedly supports retaining both veteran midfielders, although any decisions will likely be postponed until after the Champions League final on June 1, where Real Madrid aims to secure their 15th title against Borussia Dortmund at Wembley.



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