Karim Benzema (35) has recently left Real Madrid to join Al-Ittihad, while Luka Modrić (38) is reportedly considering his next move. This season, Modrić lost his starting position to 20-year-old English wonder Jude Bellingham, and it’s speculated that his departure could mark the end of Modrić’s time among the ‘kings’. According to Spanish Sport, Modrić is looking for a new challenge but it’s unlikely that Real Madrid will agree to release him in January as the club’s leadership has confirmed that they do not offer contracts longer than one year to players over thirty years old.
There are rumors that Modrić may go to Saudi Arabia, with former teammates ready to welcome him with open arms. Allegedly, he could earn an incredible 120 million euros per season, or 360 million over three years, which is an astronomical amount. However, Modrić has only started five out of 17 games this season and did not play in two of them at all. He ranks fourteenth in terms of minutes played in 15 matches, with only injured players behind him. Despite this setback, Modrić remains a valuable asset to Real Madrid and will likely be missed by fans and teammates alike when he leaves the club.