Zinedine Zidane will be pleased to hear of a positive update regarding the contract of Luka Modric, who appears set to extend his Real Madrid stay.
Modric renewal close
The speculation surrounding the future of Luka Modric is seemingly coming to a close, with the Croatian international set to sign a new 1-year extension which will keep him at Real Madrid until the summer of 2022.
The former Spurs midfielder was asked recently about the possibility of a renewal, and spoke positively about conversations he and his representatives have held with Los Blancos:
“My renewal? It’s going good, I’m talking with the club and I’m happy with it but I can’t tell you anything more now.”
Luka Modric: “My renewal? It’s going good, I’m talking with the club and I’m happy with it but I can’t tell you anything more now”. The new contract has *not* been signed yet but the agreement [until June 2022] is imminent. ⚪️ #Real @MadridXtra
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 13, 2021
Real Madrid are currently dealing with the contract situations of both Modric and Sergio Ramos. Zinedine Zidane recently spoke out about the importance of having the two veterans tied down for next season, with both remaining integral to his side’s hopes of rattling off a 2nd and potentially 3rd consecutive La Liga title.
“Yes, we all want,” Zidane said. “We want the situation to be sorted as quickly as possible. It’s in everyone’s interests, it would be good for everyone, so hopefully it can be sorted out quickly.”
No news on incomings
Whilst contract renewals remain high on the agenda at the Bernabeu, incoming signings appear altogether unlikely for the time being. Speaking at the beginning of the month, Zidane reiterated the faith he has in an already sizeable squad:
“We’ve got all our players here. I’m just thinking about the game tomorrow with the players that I have here. Then maybe you’re going to ask me about the players that are playing a lot or not playing a lot. We have 22 players, 25 with the goalkeepers, a very big squad,” he said.
“We have enough to think about with the games that we have not to be thinking about players that aren’t even ours. Please, we’re thinking just about the game tomorrow.”
Real Madrid have closed the gap to their table-topping city rivals to just four points, though Atletico do maintain two matches in hand.
Atleti boss Diego Simeone was recently voted coach of the past decade, having guided his Rojiblancos side to a famous La Liga title, two Champions League finals, the Copa del Rey, two Spanish Super Cups and two Europa Leagues.
He beat out competition from the likes of Jurgen Klopp and three-time Champions League winning coach Zidane.
Diego Simeone has been voted the best men’s coach of the past decade by the IFFHS🥇 pic.twitter.com/aKgvdyOrpV
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) January 12, 2021
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This article was edited by Conor Laird.
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