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Open Thread: May 26, 2021

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Our Wednesday issue of the Daily Merengue!

Real Madrid v Villarreal CF - La Liga Santander Photo by Helios de la Rubia/Real Madrid via Getty Images

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Luka Modic renews with Real Madrid until 2022

It is great news for Real Madrid, surely, that their number ten and midfield legend is staying for another season of football. He may be long in tooth, but he’s a proven quantity who can give the team top caliber performances, and he surely won’t need to play week in and week out next season.

Speaking of award cabinets… check out Luka’s in the new video he posted:

The full interview is absolutely not to be missed. It’s clear how much he loves playing for Real Madrid and how much it means to him: “There’s nothing better than playing for Real Madrid.”

I can’t imagine how proud my father was. I put myself in his shoes and his tearful display made me emotional. I know he’s been with me from the beginning, taking me to training every day and after training we would go to a car park in a hotel near where we lived and he worked with me. He was there every day with me and sometimes my sisters would come and watch us. Seeing him so excited is very special and I’m very happy that he has experienced all this with me. He deserves a lot of credit for what I’ve achieved because he is my biggest fan and has supported me from the beginning. To see him so excited is very, very special.

Ceferin and UEFA looking to move against Real Madrid, Juve, Barca

UEFA has announced that it is opening disciplinary proceedings against Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus for their attempt to create a European Super League and their decision to not back down. The statement read: “Following an investigation conducted by UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary Inspectors in connection with the so-called ‘Super League’ project, disciplinary proceedings have been opened against Real Madrid, Barcelona & Juventus for a potential violation of UEFA’s legal framework.”

Meanwhile via Madrid Zone:

The situation about Real Madrid’s manager

It seems evident that the club awaits word from Zidane on his intentions. Meanwhile Massimiliano Allegri has made it clear that he will not make any agreements until he hears back from Madrid:

The time frame for the meeting of Perez and Zidane seems to be next week: