Luka Modric (38-Real Madrid) is reportedly frustrated with his lack of playing time, especially as he was believed to be part of Carlo Ancelotti’s (64-Italy) plans to keep him at the club this summer, but being ignored has raised the possibility of him leaving in the upcoming January winter transfer window.
Spanish outlet Sport reported on Friday (May 5) that “Modric is not at all happy with what is happening at Real Madrid. He is reportedly furious that Ancelotti, who promised him that his role would not change in the new season, has not honored that promise since the start of the campaign.”
According to reports, Modric was offered huge salaries and bonuses by Saudi clubs including Al-Nasr and Al-Hilal this summer. However, he chose to stay at Real Madrid, signing a one-year contract extension in late June that will keep him at the club until June 2024.
“I was so happy and satisfied with my life at Real Madrid that I didn’t consider any other options, such as Saudi Arabia,” Modric said at the time, adding that he wanted to “enjoy every moment here and try to be more competitive so that I can play in the first team this season.”
As part of his stay, Modric was promised by Ancelotti that his role would not change in the new season, with a guaranteed spot in the starting lineup. In fact, it was for this reason that he extended his contract instead of leaving for Saudi Arabia. However, since the start of the season, he hasn’t been given a chance at all.
In fact, Modric has played eight games in all competitions since the start of the season, but only three as a starter. In the other four, he came on as a late substitute and played only short minutes. His average playing time is just 39 minutes. This has left him feeling unhappy and blaming Ancelotti.
Naturally, the possibility of Modric leaving Real Madrid in the upcoming January winter transfer window has been raised. There have been speculations that he could head to the American Major League Soccer (MLS), especially with Lionel Messi (36, Inter Miami) wanting to play alongside him.바카라사이트
It’s no exaggeration to say that Modric is a “living legend” at Real Madrid. He arrived at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu from Tottenham Hotspur in the summer of 2012 and has been an integral part of the team ever since. In 496 career games, he has scored 37 goals and provided 77 assists.
Most notably, Modric has achieved ‘the big one’ during this time, winning five UEFA Champions League titles with the club, as well as lifting numerous trophies, including three Spanish Primera Liga titles, four Supercopa de España titles, and two Copa del Rey (King’s Cup) titles.
Not only that, but he also won the Ballon d’Or, the most prestigious award in world soccer, in 2018, breaking the “double mountain” of Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo (38 years old). He has gone down in history as one of the ‘world class’ midfielders.