Fabrizio Romano claims that Real Madrid and Luka Modric have come to an agreement over a contract extension after months of negotiations.
At the start of the 2020/21 season, Real Madrid were tasked with the duty of renewing the contracts of Sergio Ramos, Luka Modric and Lucas Vazquez. The trio’s contracts are set to expire at the end of the season. However, as of yet, Los Blancos have not made any progress in their negotiations with Ramos and Vazquez and have reached a deadlock in the process.
Meanwhile, Croatia international Luka Modric has reportedly agreed to terms with Real Madrid over a single year extension, as per Fabrizio Romano. The Italian journalist has also mentioned that it is only a matter of time before the club officially announces the deal that was already in place since January.
Modric at the age of 35, has been pivotal for Los Blancos this season. Despite nearing the end of his career, the 2018 Ballon D’or winner continues to perform on a consistent basis this season without any rest. Due to numerous injuries at Zinedine Zidane‘s camp, Luka Modric has stepped up and dominated the midfield every single game without receiving any sort of rest.
His performances this season have seen Real Madrid enter the semi-final of the UEFA Champions League and have kept them alive in the La Liga title race as well. The 35-year-old midfielder has been by far the most important player for the team this season both domestically and in Europe.
With Modric’s renewal more or less set, Los Blancos will now turn their attention to Sergio Ramos. The captain reportedly wants a two year deal along with an increase in his wages. However, that works against the long-standing policy of the club which is to offer players above 30-years-old only a single-year extension.
Given the long list of injuries that Ramos has incurred this season, it is unlikely that the 35-year-old defender would have his demands met by Florentino Perez. In fact, the performances from Eder Militao and Nacho Fernandez over the past couple of decisions has gone on to prove that Madrid can survive without Sergio Ramos.