Real Madrid have tied down 2018 Ballon d’Or winner Luka Modric to a new contract for next season.
Luka Modric has signed a new one-year contract at Real Madrid until June 2022.
The Croatian midfielder’s original deal was set to expire in the summer, which would’ve made him a free agent for the upcoming transfer window.
But Modric, who has spent the last nine years in the Spanish capital, was expected to continue, and he has now put pen-to-paper on a new contract until the end of next season.
“Luka Modric signed his contract renewal at Real Madrid City, alongside president Florentino Pérez. The Croatian midfielder will remain at our club until 30 June 2022,” read a club statement.
The 35-year-old may no longer be a youngster, but he remains a key part of Zinedine Zidane’s squad.
In the last season alone, Modric made 48 appearances in all competitions. The midfielder supplied six goals and six assists, and he particularly impressed in the Champions League against Atalanta.
“I’m 35 but I feel like I’m only 27. I feel great,” Modric recently said.
“You shouldn’t look at the age, it’s all about how we perform on the pitch, regardless of age. I’m still hungry for more, to continue playing at the highest level and I feel great.”