Real Madrid bosses have always said that the players who don’t want to play anymore for the club should leave. However, Florentino Pérez has now shut the door to Luka Modric’ departure to Inter Milan: “We will ask for €750M, not one euro less”, the president told the Spanish press. Meanwhile, the player’s agent is putting some pressure on Inter Milan to try an impossible signing.
After losing Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid cannot afford to let go another key player in the squad. And now Luka Modric could be thinking about leaving the club to seek new challenges. According to the information published by Gazzetta dello Sport, Modric will speak with Florentino Pérez to ask for his permission to leave the club. What should Florentino do?
Modric is 33 years old, but perhaps he’s at the best moment in his career. He just lead his national team to the final of the World Cup, winning the Golden Ball award of the tournament. With Real Madrid Modric is also showing a great quality and he performed a perfect show in the Champions League final against Liverpool, both defensive and offensive. He is perhaps the best midfielder of the world right now, but, given his age, can Real Madrid get money for him and buy another younger star?
The problem is that there aren’t many players in the market and for sure none with his quality. The president has always said that at Real Madrid play the footballers that want to end up in the club. And all the others should leave the Spanish capital if they are not happy. Now everything has changed because the club won’t let Modric go so easily. Actually, they are even thinking on giving him a pay rise after his great years. His contract ends in 2020. The situation is very similar to what happened with Cristiano Ronaldo but this time the club has decided not to meet the player requirements.