Real Madrid’s 38-year-old Luka Modrić is reportedly set to leave the club, ending his time among the ‘kings’ of Spanish soccer. This season, he lost his starting position to young English sensation Jude Bellingham, and it is speculated that his departure could mark the end of an era. There are rumors that Modrić may head to Saudi Arabia, where former teammates are reportedly ready to welcome him with open arms. If he decides to go, he could potentially earn an astronomical amount of money – 120 million euros per season or 360 million over three years.
Another notable departure from Real Madrid is Karim Benzema, who has left to join 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. However, Modrić is reportedly seeking a new challenge, and it seems unlikely that Real Madrid will agree to release him in January as their leadership has confirmed that they do not offer contracts longer than one year to players over thirty years old.