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Real Madrid: Luka Modric changes stance on Saudi Arabia move

Luka Modric at Real Madrid
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The veteran midfielder rejected an offer from Saudi Arabia in the summer transfer window.

Luka Modric may be approaching the end of his illustrious 12-year tenure with Real Madrid, as reports suggest the Croatian maestro is contemplating a move to the Saudi Pro League.

The 38-year-old, who has recently lost his starting position to rising star Jude Bellingham, is said to be considering concluding his remarkable career in Saudi Arabia, where a lucrative contract awaits him.

The Saudi league had already tempted Modric during the summer with a substantial three-season offer totalling €120 million. Despite opting to stay loyal to the Spanish giants then, Modric’s diminished playing time this season has him reconsidering the tempting proposition from Saudi Arabia.

According to SPORT, Modric will not put the club under pressure for a January move. However, the Croatian is expected to make a decision regarding his future at the end of the season when his contract with Real Madrid expires.

With the additions of Bellingham, Aurelien Tchouameni, and Edouardo Camavinga, Real Madrid have almost completed their mission to rebuild the team’s midfield line. Modric’s possible departure will open up more space for Tchouameni, who has struggled to secure enough playing time this season. The Blancos could, however, still be tempted to add another midfielder to their ranks if Modric leaves next summer.