Luka Modric is edging closer to a Real Madrid exit, with Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al Nassr reportedly leading the race for the Croatian midfielder’s signature.
The 34-year-old has been a key figure for Los Blancos since joining from Tottenham Hotspur in 2012, winning four Champions League titles, one La Liga crown and two Copa del Rey trophies during his time at the Santiago Bernabeu.
However, Modric’s contract is due to expire at the end of the season and he has yet to agree a new deal with the Spanish giants.
That has led to speculation that he could be on his way out of the club, with Al Nassr – the Saudi Arabian club owned by Ronaldo – reportedly leading the race for his signature.
The Saudi Arabian side are said to be willing to offer Modric a lucrative two-year deal, with the option of a third year, and are confident of securing his signature.
Modric has been linked with a move away from Madrid for some time, with Inter Milan and Juventus both reportedly interested in the midfielder.
However, it appears that Al Nassr are now in pole position to land the Croatian, with reports suggesting that the club are willing to pay him a salary of €10 million per year.
The move would see Modric reunited with Ronaldo, who joined Al Nassr from Juventus last summer.
The pair enjoyed a successful spell together at Madrid, winning four Champions League titles and one La Liga crown, and it appears that they could be set to link up once again.
Modric has made over 300 appearances for Madrid since joining from Tottenham in 2012, scoring 24 goals and providing 44 assists in all competitions.
He has also been a key figure for Croatia, helping them to the World Cup final in 2018, and was named the FIFA Best Men’s Player of the Year in 2018.
It remains to be seen whether Modric will opt to join Al Nassr or remain at Madrid, but it appears that his time at the Santiago Bernabeu could be coming to an end.