Modric Signs New Real Madrid Deal

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Luka Modric has signed a new 4-year contract extension with Real Madrid, the club has confirmed. 

The deal will see the 31-year-old Croatian remain at the Bernabeu till at least 2020, when he will be 35.

The club issued a statement on their official website regarding the deal, which read: “Real Madrid C. F. and Luka Modric have reached an agreement to extend the player’s contract with the club until 30 June 2020. Luka Modric will appear before the media on Wednesday at 1:30pm in the press room at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium.”

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Modric – who is currently out with a knee injury – has been with Los Blancos since 2012. He arrived from Tottenham Hotspur for a fee in the region of £30 million, and has since become a crucial figure to the La Liga giants, and also a fan favourite at the Bernabeu.

News of the midfielder’s new contract comes just days after Real confirmed that Toni Kroos had signed a new six-year deal with the club, which would run till 2022. Earlier this week, reports also emerged suggesting Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo are next in line for new deals in the coming weeks.

Real are keen to tie their core players down to new contracts, and have certainly been swift in doing just that.


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