Agent Reveals Saudi Pro League Tempts Luka Modric with Lucrative Offers:
According to Luka Modric‘s agent, the Real Madrid midfielder has received offers to leave the club. As reported by GOAL, agent Borja Couce stated: “Saudi clubs? This summer there was interest in Modric with the aim of signing him. The player has several offers, from a club from the capital and another club.”
With this revelation, Modric’s future at Real Madrid has become uncertain. The 37-year-old is a club legend, having joined from Tottenham Hotspur in 2012 and gone on to make over 400 appearances, winning 5 Champions League titles and 3 La Liga titles with Real Madrid. However, Modric has seen his playing time reduced this season under manager Carlo Ancelotti. Ancelotti stated earlier it’s just a tactical strategy.
After starting just 7 of Madrid’s 15 La Liga games, Modric has been left on the bench more frequently as young stars like Fede Valverde and Aurelien Tchouameni have emerged in midfield. Modric has been limited to mainly substitute appearances, averaging just 42 minutes per game in La Liga so far. At the close of his remarkable journey, Modric contemplates his next move.
An older soccer player who wants to play more games might be interested in joining the growing Saudi Pro League. The Saudi Pro League have already attracted European veterans like Cristiano Ronaldo, who recently joined Al Nassr, and Karim Benzema to Al-Ittihad.
Playing in Saudi Arabia would likely come with a significant pay increase for Modric. Al Nassr reportedly offered Ronaldo £175 million per year, far exceeding his Real Madrid salary. Modric could expect similar offers to finish his career in the Middle East.
According to his agent, Modric has received proposals from unnamed clubs in the Saudi capital Riyadh as well as other cities. A reunion with Ronaldo or Benzema could be possible. Modric could also join former El Clasico rival Neymar Jr at Al Hilal, with reports suggesting he turned down their approach last summer.
While Modric may be tempted by Saudi Arabia, his priority is reported to be staying at Real Madrid, if possible. Modric remains committed to the club and wants to play a role in their season. He has said he will assess his future next summer when his current contract expires as per ESPN.
Real Madrid may prefer to retain their club legend for one more season due to his experience and leadership. But Modric’s lack of playing time could necessitate a mutual separation. According to Fabrizio Romano, Real Madrid will have talks with Modric soon about his more playing time.
After winning many trophies with Real Madrid for 11 years, Modric may look to take on one last challenge before retirement. With his agent confirming concrete offers, Modric’s next chapter could soon see him link up with former colleagues in Saudi Arabia or elsewhere. But Modric’s Real Madrid fate will likely come down to negotiations with the club in the coming months.