Luka Modric spoke honestly about his future at Real Madrid and where he wants to continue his career.
The Croatian midfielder admitted that the next season will be his last season at Santiago Bernabeu due to his advancing age.
His current contract expires in June 2021 and there seems to be an ongoing discussion with the club about extending his contract.
“The only sure thing is that I’ll play for Madrid until June 2021,” Modric told Croatian newspaper Sportske Novosti.
“I haven’t spoken [to the club] yet and there’s no hurry. When the time comes, we’ll meet and clarify our plans to see what we’ll do. There’s no stress. Right now the most important thing is the focus on Real Madrid and then on Euro 2020.
Who wouldn’t [want to retire at Madrid]?” he said. “But it remains to be seen if the club want that. Real Madrid is my home, but Madrid decide what’s best for the club.
I know that midfielders don’t often stay here until they’re 35.”
“If Madrid believe I’m no longer the right man, I’m ready for that,” he added. “It wouldn’t change my feelings for the club. But despite that I hope to break that ‘rule’.
I worked hard to come to Real, I’ve been through everything and I’m not going to give it up easily. I’ll fight on the pitch to deserve to stay.”
The Croatian midfielder made 39 appearances across all competitions this campaign.