Luka Modric’s Real Madrid future, decisions amid playing time struggles

Luka Modric, whose playing time has decreased this season, is expected to leave Real Madrid for Saudi Arabia.

Luka Modric's Future Plans After Real Madrid
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As per Sport reports, Modric plans to depart from Real Madrid once his contract concludes this season. Following a lucrative £120 million per season offer from a Saudi club over the summer, the 38-year-old declined, signalling an impending retirement in the Saudi Pro League.

Last season, Modric committed to a one-year contract, driven by his belief in his ability to contribute significantly at the highest level. However, his role has diminished significantly this term, starting only five of Madrid’s 17 matches across all competitions. The rise of Jude Bellingham as a central figure in midfield and attack has shifted the dynamics. After an illustrious 12-year tenure at Bernabeu, Modric seems prepared for a new chapter.

Real Madrid’s general director, Jose Angel Sanchez, has dismissed any prospects of Modric leaving in January, affirming, “We have no open negotiations with the Saudi Arabian League for a possible departure in January nor any intention to sell him [Modric] at this time.”

Al-Ahli and Al-Ittihad from the Saudi Pro League are the clubs associated with Modric. Joining Al-Ittihad would reunite him with former Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema. However, before any potential move, Modric remains focused on aiding Madrid’s pursuit to reclaim La Liga and Champions League titles.

Luka Modric

Luka Modrić

Forwarder, Midfielder


Age: 39

172 cm

66 kg

Season 2023/2024
Played 11 2 Missed
Minutes 414 37.6 Avg
Goals 0 0.0 Avg
Assist 0 0.0 Avg
Attempt 3 0.3 Avg
Passes 385 35.092.1% AvgSucc
Yellow 0 0.0 Avg
Red 0 0.0 Avg

This season he played in total 11 times for 436 minutes for La Liga.

Luka Modric didn’t score any goal for Real Madrid. He procured one assist. He received 1 yellow card and no red cards.

His team is currently 2nd in La Liga. In the last match Real Madrid won 5-1 against Valencia.

Real Madrid performance and stats

Real Madrid

Manager: Carlo Ancelotti
Rank 1st
Win 28
Draw 6
Loss 1
Goals 78-22
Diff 56
Rank 1st
Win 6
Draw 0
Loss 0
Goals 16-7
Diff 9

Real Madrid is currently 2nd in the La Liga with 32 points.

In the last 13 games, it has won 10 times, drawn twice, and lost once. In its last match, Real Madrid won 5-1 against Valencia.​​

It has a positive goal difference after scoring 28 goals and conceding 9.​