Real Madrid have announced another major contract renewal. Luka Modrić has pledged loyalty to the club until 2020. This comes after Toni Kroos’ new deal announcement from last week.
The 31-year-old Croatian arrived at the Santiago Bernabéu back in August 2012, after former coach José Mourinho requested his signing. After tough negotiations with Tottenham, the deal was sealed for roughly 30 million euros.
Even though he was the only major signing of that transfer window, he didn’t have the best start with Los Blancos. Khedira, Xabi Alonso and Özil already formed a solid midfield, so it took him some time to become important.
It wasn’t until the Champions League clash against Manchester United that his luck started to change. This kept going until he established himself as a key player in the 2013-14 season with Carlo Ancelotti.
With solid long-range shoot accuracy, clinical passing, set-piece taking and great vision, he’s become the total package every manager looks for. On top of that, he’s always ready to lend a hand to the defense.
Having won two Champions League titles and a Copa del Rey, he’s only missing La Liga from his awards room. He’ll now have three extra seasons to do so.
This may not be the last contract renewal we see in the coming weeks, with Ronaldo and Bale being the top priorities.