Real Madrid have announced that Croatian international Luka Modric has signed a new deal, which ties the midfielder to the Bernabeu until 2018.
Modric arrived at Los Blancos in the summer transfer window of 2012 for €37m from Premier League side Tottenham, after a long drawn out transfer saga.
Despite initial problems in his debut season, in which Modric struggled with lack of game time, the Croatian has become a key cog in the Madrid midfield.
And with speculation that Real are keen to offload one of their midfielders after the arrivals of James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos, the announcement will bring a sense of relief to fans of Real, with Modric being a fan favourite at the Bernabeu.
Modric has had a trophy laden career so far in Spain, winning a Copa del Rey, a UEFA Super Cup and the Spanish Super Cup, as well as playing a key part in winning La Decima for Madrid.
His corner that met the head of defender Sergio Ramos in the 93rd minute of the 2014 Champions League final will live long in the memory of any Blancos fan, as the key goal in injury time meant that Real would go onto win the trophy in extra time.