Luka Modrić, the 38-year-old midfielder for Real Madrid, is reportedly looking to end his career in a new jersey after losing his starting position to young English wonder Jude Bellingham this season. According to Spanish Sport, Modrić’s arrival could signal the end of his time among the ‘kings’ at Real Madrid. There have been rumors that he may go to Saudi Arabia, where former teammates are said to be ready to welcome him with open arms. If he leaves Real Madrid, Modrić could potentially earn an incredible 120 million euros per season or 360 million over three years, which would be an astronomical amount.
Another notable departure from Real Madrid is Karim Benzema, who has left to join Al-Ittihad. Modrić has only started five out of 17 games this season and did not play in two of them at all. He ranks fourteenth in terms of minutes played in 15 matches, with only injured players behind him. It seems that Modrić is seeking a new challenge, but it is unlikely that Real Madrid will agree to release him in January as their leadership has confirmed that they do not offer contracts longer than one year to players over thirty years old.