Spanish media close to the club claim that Real Madrid will announce in the coming days that Luka Modrić (37) and Toni Kroos have signed new contracts. It has also been revealed what the captain of the Croatian national team had to agree to in order to stay at Real for another season.
Being eliminated in the Champions League semi-finals and suffering a heavy defeat against Manchester City has shaken Real Madrid. While it was expected that the semi-final against City wouldn't be easy, experiencing such a debacle in Manchester has delayed some important decisions for several days, but now President Florentino Perez has finally made a decision.
According to Spanish media, Real Madrid will soon announce that Luka Modrić (37) and Toni Kroos have signed new contracts until June 2024, and a new contract for Vinicius Junior is also ready.
Furthermore, coach Carlo Ancelotti confirmed that, in agreement with Perez, regardless of the lack of success in terms of results, he will remain the coach of the "royal" team until the end of his term. This was a clear sign that negotiations with Modrić and Kroos would be concluded very soon.
The most popular Spanish sports daily, Marca, reveals that Luka Modrić had to agree to certain conditions that he wasn't initially pleased with. Specifically, Real Madrid has agreed to the transfer of young English midfielder Jude Bellingham (19) from Borussia Dortmund, which means that Modrić will have less playing time and a significantly reduced role in the team in the new season.
In addition, Modrić will have a slightly less lucrative contract, but at the same time, he will have to take on the role of a mentor to the younger players, primarily Bellingham, and accept his status as a reserve with much less playing time on the field.
Modrić is determined to stay in Madrid and finish his career at Real at all costs. According to Spanish media reports, he has accepted a "minimal" contract that should earn him between 10 and 15 million euros for the next season, depending on bonuses and the club's success.