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Modric about his contract extension: “We’ll see what happens”

The midfielder talked to FourFourTwo after playing his 350th game for Madrid.

FC Barcelona v Real Madrid - La Liga Santander Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric talked to FourFourTwo magazine and discussed his future in the club. Modric’s current deal expires in the summer of 2021 and no extension has been signed just yet, but the two parts are expected to find some kind of agreement given that he’s still a crucial player for coach Zinedine Zidane.

“I still have this year left with Real Madrid and then we’ll see what happens. I’m feeling good and I want to keep playing football for a few years. Where? We’ll see. To be honest, I haven’t thought about it that much, I’m focused in Madrid and in the things we can achieve this season, that’s my only goal. Then I will sit down with the board and we’ll try to find the best solution for all of us. I’ve been here for eight great seasons and my relationship with everyone in the club is excellent. Whatever happens, we won’t have a problem,” said Modric.

Modric will be allowed to receive offers from other clubs on January 1st, 2021 —just like captain Sergio Ramos— so it will be interesting to see if the parts sign an extension before that date.

The midfielder also revealed that his relationship with coach Zinedine Zidane is very special.

“I played for some great coaches and all of them helped me grow and improve as a player, but if I were to pick one I choose Zidane. My relationship with him is more special than with any other. We’ve won many titles together in Real Madrid and I think he allowed me to play my best football,” he explained.

Modric scored Real Madrid’s third goal against Barcelona last Saturday, proving that he’s still a relevant player for the club. It’s likely that both Ramos and the Croatian midfielder sign that extension very soon.

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