Real Madrid’s 38-year-old midfielder Luka Modrić is rumored to be spending his final months in a Madrid jersey, as he has lost his starting position to 20-year-old English wonder Jude Bellingham this season. Modrić could potentially end his time among the “kings” of Real Madrid with his arrival, and there are reports that he may go to Saudi Arabia, where former teammates are ready to welcome him with open arms. If he decides to leave, Modrić could earn an incredible amount of money – 120 million euros per season or 360 million over three years, which is an astronomical sum.
Another notable departure from Real Madrid is 35-year-old Karim Benzema, who has joined Al-Ittihad. 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 Modrić 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.