According to recent reports, Luka Modrić (38) is reportedly set to leave Real Madrid after this season. The 20-year-old English wonder Jude Bellingham has taken Modrić’s starting position, and it is speculated that his arrival could mark the end of Modrić’s time among the ‘kings.’ There are rumors that he may go to Saudi Arabia, with former teammates ready to welcome him with open arms.
It appears that 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. It seems that he is seeking a new challenge but it is 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.
Another notable departure from Real Madrid is 35-year-old Karim Benzema, who has left to join Al-Ittihad. With Modrić’s exit, there will be a significant change in the team dynamic and it remains to be seen how they will perform without two of their key players.